Unfolding communities in large complex networks: Combining defensive and offensive label propagation for core extraction

@article{Subelj2011UnfoldingCI,
  title={Unfolding communities in large complex networks: Combining defensive and offensive label propagation for core extraction},
  author={Lovro Subelj and Marko Bajec},
  journal={Physical review. E, Statistical, nonlinear, and soft matter physics},
  year={2011},
  volume={83 3 Pt 2},
  pages={036103}
}
Label propagation has proven to be a fast method for detecting communities in large complex networks. Recent developments have also improved the accuracy of the approach; however, a general algorithm is still an open issue. We present an advanced label propagation algorithm that combines two unique strategies of community formation, namely, defensive preservation and offensive expansion of communities. The two strategies are combined in a hierarchical manner to recursively extract the core of… CONTINUE READING
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