Symmetrizations for clustering directed graphs

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Symmetrizations for clustering directed graphs
Graph clustering has generally concerned itself with clustering undirected graphs; however the graphs from a number of important domains are essentially directed, e.g. networks of web pages, research papers and Twitter users. This paper investigates various ways of symmetrizing a directed graph into an undirected graph so that previous work on clustering undirected graphs may subsequently be leveraged. Recent work on clustering directed graphs has looked at generalizing objective functions such as conductance to directed graphs and minimizing such objective functions using spectral methods.We show that more meaningful clusters (as measured by an external ground truth criterion) can be obtained by symmetrizing the graph using measures that capture in- and out-link similarity, such as bibliographic coupling and co-citation strength. However, direct application of these similarity measures to modern large-scale powerlaw networks is problematic because of the presence of hub nodes, which ...
Venu Satuluri, Srinivasan Parthasarathy
Added 27 Aug 2011
Updated 27 Aug 2011
Type Journal
Year 2011
Where EDBT
Authors Venu Satuluri, Srinivasan Parthasarathy
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