Community Detection

  • Krishna Raj P. M.Email author
  • Ankith Mohan
  • K. G. Srinivasa
Part of the Computer Communications and Networks book series (CCN)


Humans as a whole are social animals who live and strive in societies. This communal structure is exhibited in all rungs of society from professional to personal lives. The study of this community structure became prominent when Mark Granovetter’s Ph.D. thesis research surprisingly found that his interviewees learnt about their new job through acquaintances rather than close friends. This led to an increase in the research concerning the structure of society in fields ranging from sociology to computer science. We will start with some of the concepts concerning the community structure, and proceed to cover algorithms that detect communities in networks. Mainly the focus will be on the Girvan-Newman algorithm and the modularity function, and the minimum-cut trees algorithm. We will conclude by looking at the mobile structure network and what the community structure looks like in it.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Krishna Raj P. M.
    • 1
    Email author
  • Ankith Mohan
    • 1
  • K. G. Srinivasa
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of ISERamaiah Institute of TechnologyBangaloreIndia
  2. 2.Department of Information TechnologyC.B.P. Government Engineering CollegeJaffarpurIndia

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