Stochastic Block Model and Community Detection in the Sparse Graphs: A spectral algorithm with optimal rate of recovery

author: Peter Chin, Computer Science Department, Boston University
published: Aug. 20, 2015,   recorded: July 2015,   views: 1669


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In this paper, we present and analyze a simple and robust spectral algorithm for the stochastic block model with $k$ blocks, for any $k$ fixed. Our algorithm works with graphs having constant edge density, under an optimal condition on the gap between the density inside a block and the density between the blocks. As a co-product, we settle an open question posed by Abbe et. al. concerning censor block models.

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