A clique-detection algorithm based on neighborhoods in graphs

  • Robert E. Osteen
  • Julius T. Tou


The notion of cliques is the logical starting point for a broad class of clustering problems. Algorithms for the identification of the cliques of a graph are of great importance in automatic classification by computer. This paper presents an approach which proceeds recursively from the given graph downward through a chain of subgraphs. The proposed approach permits the removal of more than a single point in the progression from one subgraph to the next, thus reducing the number of iterations required for completion.


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© Plenum Publishing Corporation 1973

Authors and Affiliations

  • Robert E. Osteen
    • 1
  • Julius T. Tou
    • 1
  1. 1.Center for Informatics ResearchUniversity of FloridaGainesville

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