Recovering a Hidden Community in a Preferential Attachment Graph

Bruce Hajek, Suryanarayana Sankagiri

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Abstract

A message passing algorithm is derived for recovering a dense subgraph within a graph generated by a variation of the Barabasi-Albert preferential attachment model. The estimator is assumed to know the order of attachment, of the vertices. The derivation of the algorithm is based on belief propagation under an independence assumption. Two precursors to the message passing algorithm are analyzed: the first is a degree thresholding (DT) algorithm and the second is an algorithm based on the arrival times of the children (C) of a given vertex, where the children of a given vertex are the vertices that attached to it. Algorithm C significantly outperforms DT, showing it is beneficial to know the arrival times of the children, beyond simply knowing the number of them. For fixed fraction of vertices in the community, fixed number of new edges per arriving vertex, and fixed affinity between vertices in the community, the probability of error for recovering the label of a vertex is found as a function of the time of attachment, for either algorithm DT or C, in the large graph limit. By averaging over the time of attachment, the limit in probability of the fraction of label errors made over all vertices is identified, for either of the algorithms DT or C. An extended version of this paper is at arXiv 1801.06818, which also includes message passing for two symmetric communities.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2018 IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory, ISIT 2018
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages2097-2101
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)9781538647806
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 15 2018
Event2018 IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory, ISIT 2018 - Vail, United States
Duration: Jun 17 2018Jun 22 2018

Publication series

NameIEEE International Symposium on Information Theory - Proceedings
Volume2018-June
ISSN (Print)2157-8095

Other

Other2018 IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory, ISIT 2018
CountryUnited States
CityVail
Period6/17/186/22/18

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Information Systems
  • Modeling and Simulation
  • Applied Mathematics

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