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JSW 2011 Vol.6(1): 132-139 ISSN: 1796-217X
doi: 10.4304/jsw.6.1.132-139

A Novel Approach for Finding Clusters from Complex Networks

Dongming Chen1, Xiaowei Xu2
1Software College of Northeastern University, Shenyang, China
2Department of Information Science in University of Arkansas at Little Rock, USA


Abstract—A feasible structural clustering method based on breadth-first-search is proposed for graphs. Clustering is very important and widely used in analyzing complex networks such as community identification. There are clusters with different shapes such as cliques and stars in practical application. Some existing algorithms can find clique-shaped clusters, but they are unable to identify starshaped clusters that are familiar in scale free networks. A feasible solution is provided to solve the problem. It is superior to other algorithms in one or several of the following aspects: An algorithm without any input parameters, Running time on a network with n nodes and m links is O(n), Extracting clusters of mixed shapes.

Index Terms—complex networks, clustering, modularity

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Cite: Dongming Chen, Xiaowei Xu, "A Novel Approach for Finding Clusters from Complex Networks," Journal of Software vol. 6, no. 1, pp. 132-139, 2011.

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ISSN: 1796-217X (Online)
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