Abstract / Description of output
Core-periphery detection is a key task in exploratory network analysis where one aims to find a core, a set of nodes well-connected internally and with the periphery, and a periphery, a set of nodes connected only (or mostly) with the core. In this work we propose a model of core-periphery for higher-order networks modeled as hypergraphs and we propose a method for computing a core-score vector that quantifies how close each node is to the core. In particular, we show that this method solves the corresponding non-convex core-periphery optimization problem globally to an arbitrary precision. This method turns out to coincide with the computation of the Perron eigenvector of a nonlinear hypergraph operator, suitably defined in term of the incidence matrix of the hypergraph, generalizing recently proposed centrality models for hypergraphs. We perform several experiments on synthetic and real-world hypergraphs showing that the proposed method outperforms alternative core-periphery detection algorithms, in particular those obtained by transferring established graph methods to the hypergraph setting via clique expansion.
|Journal||SIAM Journal on the Mathematics of Data Science (SIMODS)|
|Early online date||25 Jan 2023|
|Publication status||Published - 31 Mar 2023|