SBM Based Community Detection: School Friendship Network

Abstract

Many networks of interest to Information Systems researchers exhibit community structure. This macro-scale structure is so natural that community detection is an essential task to divide large networked data sets into manageable groups to enable an understanding of a system at the meso-scale. In the present work, we aim at introducing this elegant approach as the state-of the-art knowledge to the IS research community, manage to extent the method to multi-edge networks, and apply successfully the extended method to a real-world school best friendship context.


Editor: H. Kemal İlter, Ankara Yıldırım Beyazıt University, Turkey
Received: August 19, 2018, Accepted: October 18, 2018, Published: November 10, 2018

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