Community detection and evolution has been largely studied in the last few years, especially for network systems that are inherently dynamic and undergo different types of changes in their structure and organization in communities. Because of the inherent uncertainty and dynamicity in such network systems, we argue that temporal community detection problems can profitably be solved under a particular class of multi-armed bandit problems, namely combinatorial multi-armed bandit (CMAB). More specifically, we propose a CMAB-based methodology for the novel problem of dynamic consensus community detection, i.e., to compute a single community structure that is designed to encompass the whole information available in the sequence of observed temporal snapshots of a network in order to be representative of the knowledge available from community structures at the different time steps. Unlike existing approaches, our key idea is to produce a dynamic consensus solution for a temporal network to have unique capability of embedding both long-term changes in the community formation and newly observed community structures.

Dynamic consensus community detection and combinatorial multi-armed bandit

Mandaglio Domenico;Tagarelli Andrea
2019

Abstract

Community detection and evolution has been largely studied in the last few years, especially for network systems that are inherently dynamic and undergo different types of changes in their structure and organization in communities. Because of the inherent uncertainty and dynamicity in such network systems, we argue that temporal community detection problems can profitably be solved under a particular class of multi-armed bandit problems, namely combinatorial multi-armed bandit (CMAB). More specifically, we propose a CMAB-based methodology for the novel problem of dynamic consensus community detection, i.e., to compute a single community structure that is designed to encompass the whole information available in the sequence of observed temporal snapshots of a network in order to be representative of the knowledge available from community structures at the different time steps. Unlike existing approaches, our key idea is to produce a dynamic consensus solution for a temporal network to have unique capability of embedding both long-term changes in the community formation and newly observed community structures.
9781450368681
Community detection in temporal networks; Complex network models; Multi-armed bandit problems
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Utilizza questo identificativo per citare o creare un link a questo documento: http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11770/303127
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