Encyclopedia of Social Network Analysis and Mining

2018 Edition
| Editors: Reda Alhajj, Jon Rokne

Game-Theoretic Framework for Community Detection

  • Patrick J. McSweeney
  • Kishan Mehrotra
  • Jae C. Oh
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4939-7131-2_350




Community detection game


A model of games with built-in community structure

Network Structure

An abstraction of how groups of individuals interact with each other


Normalized mutual information

Social Network

A network made up of a set of individuals or organizations and ties (edges) between the individuals

The Resolution Limit

The limitations in detecting small community structures in a large network


“Communities” constitute an important aspect of networks, and studying their formation and dynamics is essential. Graphs without communities, e.g., those in which any edge may exist with the same probability, are interesting objects for mathematical study but are rarely mirrored in real life. A rough analogy is the distribution of matter in the universe: if it had been uniform, with no galaxies, stars, or planets, it would be far less interesting than our current universe....

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Patrick J. McSweeney
    • 1
  • Kishan Mehrotra
    • 1
  • Jae C. Oh
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer ScienceSyracuse UniversitySyracuseUSA

Section editors and affiliations

  • Fakhreddine Karray
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Centre for Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence (CPAMI)University of WaterlooWaterlooCanada