# Subgraph covers - An information theoretic approach to motif analysis in networks

@article{Wegner2014SubgraphC, title={Subgraph covers - An information theoretic approach to motif analysis in networks}, author={Anatol E. Wegner}, journal={ArXiv}, year={2014}, volume={abs/1406.1414} }

Many real world networks contain a statistically surprising number of certain subgraphs, called network motifs. In the prevalent approach to motif analysis, network motifs are detected by comparing subgraph frequencies in the original network with a statistical null model. In this paper we propose an alternative approach to motif analysis where network motifs are defined to be connectivity patterns that occur in a subgraph cover that represents the network using minimal total information. A…

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