Modularities for Bipartite Networks

. HT '09: Proceedings of the Twentieth ACM Conference on Hypertext and Hypermedia, New York, NY, USA, ACM, (July 2009)


Real-world relations are often represented as bipartite networks, such as paper-author networks and event-attendee networks. Extracting dense subnetworks (communities) from bipartite networks and evaluating their qualities are practically important research topics. As the attempts for evaluating divisions of bipartite networks, Guimera and Barber propose bipartite modularities. This paper discusses the properties of these bipartite modularities and proposes another bipartite modularity that allows one-to-many correspondence of communities of different vertex types. Preliminary experimental results for the bipartite modularities are also described.

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