On the Analysis of the Influence of the Evaluation Metric in Community Detection over Social Networks

Resumen

Community detection in social networks is becoming one of the key tasks in social network analysis, since it helps with analyzing groups of users with similar interests. As a consequence, it is possible to detect radicalism or even reduce the size of the data to be analyzed, among other applications. This paper presents a metaheuristic approach based on Greedy Randomized Adaptive Search Procedure (GRASP) methodology for detecting communities in social networks. The community detection problem is modeled as an optimization problem, where the objective function to be optimized is the modularity of the network, a well-known metric in this scientific field. The results obtained outperform classical methods of community detection over a set of real-life instances with respect to the quality of the communities detected.

Publicación
Electronics
Sergio Pérez-Peló
Sergio Pérez-Peló
Artificial Intelligence Phd Student

Estudiante de doctorado en la Universidad Rey Juan Carlos

Jesús Sánchez-Oro
Jesús Sánchez-Oro
Profesor Titular de Universidad

Profesor Titular del Departamento de Informática, siendo uno de los investigadores principales del Grupo de Investigación de Algoritmos para la Optimización GRAFO.

Raúl Martín Santamaría
Raúl Martín Santamaría
Artificial Intelligence Phd Student

My research interests include…

Abraham Duarte
Abraham Duarte
Catedrático de Universidad

Mi carrera investigadora se ha centrado en el desarrollo de nuevos algoritmos y técnicas de Inteligencia Computacional (metaheurísticas) y su aplicación a diferentes problemas en Ciencia e Ingeniería desde que me incorporé a la Universidad Rey Juan Carlos (URJC) en el octubre del año 2000.