Social Network Community Detection Using Strongly Connected Components

  • Wookey Lee
  • James J. Lee
  • Jinho KimEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 8643)


The hasty information growth of social network poses the information searching efficiency trials for network mining research. Social network graphs and web graphs are huge sources of highly densely connected hypertext links so that the social networks can be described by a directed graph. This kind of network has inherent structural characteristics such as overly expanded, duplicated, connectedness, and circuit paths, which could generate serious challenges for structured searching for sub-network isomorphism and community detection. In this paper, an efficient searching algorithm is suggested to discover social network communities for overcoming the circuit path issue embedded in the social network environment. Experimental results indicate that the proposed algorithm has better performance than the traditional circuit searching algorithms in terms of the time complexity as well as performance criteria.


Strongly connected component Circuit path Information communities 



This work was supported by Defense Acquisition Program Administration and Agency for Defense Development under the Contract UD080042AD, Korea.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Informatics Laboratory, Department of I.EINHA UniversityIncheonSouth Korea
  2. 2.Department of Computer ScienceKangwon National UniversityChuncheonSouth Korea

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