Communities in Networks

22 Feb 2009  ·  Mason A. Porter, Jukka-Pekka Onnela, Peter J. Mucha ·

We survey some of the concepts, methods, and applications of community detection, which has become an increasingly important area of network science. To help ease newcomers into the field, we provide a guide to available methodology and open problems, and discuss why scientists from diverse backgrounds are interested in these problems. As a running theme, we emphasize the connections of community detection to problems in statistical physics and computational optimization.

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