@inproceedings{07c16010210a443b9fb0a04eecf89f19,

title = "Querying Intimate-Core Groups in Weighted Graphs",

abstract = "The semantic intimacy of relations in many real-world networks (e.g., social, biological, and communication networks) can be modeled by weighted edges in which the more semantically intimate relations between the nodes translate to smaller edge weights. Recently, the problem of community search that aims to find the cohesive groups containing a given set of query nodes has attracted a great deal of attention. However, the bulk of literature on community search problem assumes a simple unweighted input graph, ignoring how semantically intimate the nodes have in retrieved communities. The discovered communities may have a highly cohesive structure, while they perform poorly in the semantic of intimate connections. In this paper, we investigate a novel problem of Querying Intimate-Core Groups (QICG): Given a weighted undirected graph G, a set of query nodes Q and a positive integer k, to find a connected subgraph of G in which each node has at least k neighbors, and the sum of weights on its edges is minimum among all such subgraphs. We show that the QICG problem is NP-hard. We develop efficient algorithms based on several practical heuristic strategies to enhance the retrieval efficiency. Extensive experiments are conducted on real-world datasets to evaluate efficiency and effectiveness of proposed algorithms. The results confirm that our intimate-core group model outperforms state-of-the-art models in weighted graphs.",

keywords = "community search, Intimate-Core groups, k-core, weighted graphs",

author = "Dong Zheng and Jianquan Liu and Li, {Rong Hua} and Cigdem Aslay and Chen, {Yi Cheng} and Xin Huang",

note = "Publisher Copyright: {\textcopyright} 2017 IEEE.; 11th IEEE International Conference on Semantic Computing, ICSC 2017 ; Conference date: 30-01-2017 Through 01-02-2017",

year = "2017",

month = mar,

day = "29",

doi = "10.1109/ICSC.2017.80",

language = "???core.languages.en_GB???",

series = "Proceedings - IEEE 11th International Conference on Semantic Computing, ICSC 2017",

publisher = "Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.",

pages = "156--163",

booktitle = "Proceedings - IEEE 11th International Conference on Semantic Computing, ICSC 2017",

}