Community structure is one of the most best-known proper ties of complex networks. Finding communities help us analyze networks from a mesoscopic viewpoints instead of microscopic or macroscopic one. It helps to understand behavior grouping. Various community detection algorithms have been proposed with some shortcomings in time and space complexity, accuracy, or stability. Label Propagation Algorithm (LPA) is a popular method used for finding communities in an almost-linear time-consuming process. However, its performance is not satisfactory in some metrics such as accuracy and stability. In this paper, a new modified version of LPA is proposed to improve the stability and accuracy of the LPA by defining two concepts -nodes and link strength based on semi-local similarity-, while preserving its simplicity. In the proposed method a new initial node selection strategy, namely the tiebreak strategy, updating order and rule update are presented to solve the random behavior problem of original LPA. The proposed algorithm is evaluated on artificial and real networks. The experiments show that the proposed algorithm is close to linear time complexity with better accuracy than the original LPA and other compared met hods. Furthermore, the proposed algorithm has the robustness and stability advantages while the original LPA does not have these features.
Journal of Systems Science and Complexity
BERAHMAND Kamal,Email: firstname.lastname@example.org;BOUYER Asgarali:Email: email@example.com.