Computer Science ›› 2020, Vol. 47 ›› Issue (2): 10-20.doi: 10.11896/jsjkx.190100214

Special Issue: Network and communication

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Review on Community Detection in Complex Networks

ZHAO Wei-ji1,2,ZHANG Feng-bin1,LIU Jing-lian2,3   

  1. (School of Computer Science and Technology,Harbin University of Science and Technology,Harbin 150080,China)1;
    (School of Information Engineering,Suihua University,Suihua,Heilongjiang 152061,China)2;
    (School of Computer Science and Engineering,Northeastern University,Shenyang 110819,China)3
  • Received:2019-01-25 Online:2020-02-15 Published:2020-03-18
  • About author:ZHAO Wei-ji,born in 1980,doctorial student,associate professor,is member of China Computer Federation (CCF).His main research interests include community detection and data mining;ZHANG Feng-bin,born in 1965,Ph.D,professor,Ph.D supervisor,is member of China Computer Federation (CCF).His main research interests include network security and intrusion detection technology.
  • Supported by:
    This work was supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (61172168, 61772122) and Fundamental Research Funds for the Universities of Heilongjiang Provincial Department of Education of China (KYYWF10236180104, KYYWF10236180207).

Abstract: In recent years,with the rapid development of modern network communication and social media technologies,complex network has become one of the frontier hotspots of interdisciplinary research.As an important problem in the research of complex network,community detection has important theoretical significance and application value,and has attracted increasing attention.Many community detection algorithms and reviews have been proposed.However,most of the existing reviews on community detection focus on a particular direction or field.On the basis of previous work,this paper did deep research in the community detection algorithms,and gave a review on the research progress of community detection.Firstly,this paper gave the definition of community detection and evaluation measurements for different network structure.Then,this paper introduced the classic community detection algorithms on different network structure,including the global community detection and local community detection algorithms on homogeneous networks,community detection on heterogeneous network,and community detection on link structure combined with node content,as well as the dynamic network community detection and community evolution.Finally,this paper briefly introduced the typical applications of community discovery in the real world,including impact maximization,link prediction and emotion analysis application.In addition,this paper discussed the challenges in the current community discovery field.This paper try to draw a clearer and more comprehensive outline for the community detection research field,and provide a good guide for beginners in the community detection.

Key words: Community detection, Community structure, Dynamic network, Heterogeneous network, Homogeneous network

CLC Number: 

  • TP391
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