Encyclopedia of Social Network Analysis and Mining

2018 Edition
| Editors: Reda Alhajj, Jon Rokne

Link Dynamics and Community Formation in Social Networks

  • Roshni Chakraborty
  • Arun Pandey
  • Soumya Sarkar
  • Joydeep Chandra
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4939-7131-2_110153




Is a subgraph of nodes that are more densely connected internally than with the rest of the network


Is the difference between the fraction of the edges of the given groups and the expected fraction if edges were distributed at random

Social Capital

Is defined as the sum of the resources, actual or virtual, that an individual or a group possess for belonging to a network


The inherent temporal dynamics of social connections affect network structure, inducing evolution of new communities and degeneration of existing ones. The understanding of community dynamics can help in link prediction that can be used to build applications, like recommendation systems. Many studies have observed the role of powerful nodes in community dynamics. However, powerful nodescannot explain the changes in community substructure of several networks,...

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Roshni Chakraborty
    • 1
  • Arun Pandey
    • 1
  • Soumya Sarkar
    • 1
  • Joydeep Chandra
    • 1
  1. 1.Indian Institute of TechnologyPatnaIndia

Section editors and affiliations

  • Tansel Ozyer
    • 1
  • Ozgur Ulusoy
    • 2
  1. 1.TOBB Economics and Technology UniversityAnkaraTurkey
  2. 2.Bilkent UniversityAnkaraTurkey