Partitioning Breaks Communities

  title={Partitioning Breaks Communities},
  author={Fergal Reid and Aaron F. McDaid and Neil J. Hurley},
  journal={2011 International Conference on Advances in Social Networks Analysis and Mining},
Considering a clique as a conservative definition of community structure, we examine how graph partitioning algorithms interact with cliques. Many popular community-finding algorithms partition the entire graph into non-overlapping communities. We show that on a wide range of empirical networks, from different domains, significant numbers of cliques are split across separate partitions, as produced by such algorithms. We examine the largest connected component of the sub graph formed by… 

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