Weight-discounted Symmetrization in Clustering Directed Graphs
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- clustering, directed graph, graph transformations, community detection
An increasing attention has been recently devoted to uncovering community structure in directed graphs which widely exist in real-world complex networks such as social networks, citation networks, World Wide Web, email networks, etc. A two-stage framework for detecting clusters is an effective way for clustering directed graphs while the first stage is to symmetrize the directed graph using some similarity measures. Any state-of-the-art clustering algorithms for undirected graphs can be leveraged in the second stage. Hence, both stages are important to the effectiveness of the clustering result. However, existing symmetrization methods only consider about the direction of edges but ignore the weights of nodes. In this paper, we first attempt to connect link analysis in directed graph clustering. This connection not only takes into consideration the directionality of edges but also uses node ranking scores such as authority and hub score to explicitly capture in-link and out-link similarity. We also demonstrate the generality of our proposed method by showing that existing state-of-the-art symmetrization methods can be derived from our method. Empirical validation shows that our method can find communities effectively in real world networks.
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TY - CONF AU - Bin He AU - Hui Liu AU - Xianghui Zhao AU - Zefeng Li PY - 2014/05 DA - 2014/05 TI - Weight-discounted Symmetrization in Clustering Directed Graphs BT - Proceedings of the 2012 2nd International Conference on Computer and Information Application (ICCIA 2012) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 616 EP - 622 SN - 1951-6851 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/iccia.2012.149 DO - 10.2991/iccia.2012.149 ID - He2014/05 ER -