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Identifying Community Structures from Network Data via Maximum Likelihood Methods

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  • Copic Jernej

    () (UCLA)

  • Jackson Matthew O.

    () (Stanford University and Santa Fe Institute)

  • Kirman Alan

    () (GREQAM)

Abstract

Networks of social and economic interactions are often influenced by unobserved structures among the nodes. Based on a simple model of how an unobserved community structure generates networks of interactions, we axiomatize a method of detecting the latent community structures from network data. The method is based on maximum likelihood estimation.

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  • Copic Jernej & Jackson Matthew O. & Kirman Alan, 2009. "Identifying Community Structures from Network Data via Maximum Likelihood Methods," The B.E. Journal of Theoretical Economics, De Gruyter, vol. 9(1), pages 1-40, September.
  • Handle: RePEc:bpj:bejtec:v:9:y:2009:i:1:n:30
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