Overlapping Community Detection Algorithm Based on the Law of Universal Gravitation
1 School of Computer Science and Technology, Chongqing University of Posts and Telecommunications, Chongqing, Sichuan, China
2 Institute of System Theory and Application, Chongqing University of Posts and Telecommunications, Chongqing, Sichuan, China
Community mining has been the focus of many recent researches on complex networks. In this paper, the authors proposed a community mining algorithm based on Universal Gravitation principle (UGPCA). This algorithm based on the Law of Universal Gravitation is used to add the quality into the information of the nodes, and measure the weights of nodes in the networks. Each node will generate a gravitational field and have a force to the other nodes which can be reached. At last, the authors tested the UGPCA on real-world networks. Experimental results show the UGPCA has the ability of community mining and also has the ability to find the overlapping nodes.
Key words: complex networks / community detection / Law of Universal Gravitation / overlapping node
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