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Oh, Eunjin ; Oh, Seunghyeok

Algorithms for Computing Maximum Cliques in Hyperbolic Random Graphs

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In this paper, we study the maximum clique problem on hyperbolic random graphs. A hyperbolic random graph is a mathematical model for analyzing scale-free networks since it effectively explains the power-law degree distribution of scale-free networks. We propose a simple algorithm for finding a maximum clique in hyperbolic random graph. We first analyze the running time of our algorithm theoretically. We can compute a maximum clique on a hyperbolic random graph G in O(m + n^{4.5(1-α)}) expected time if a geometric representation is given or in O(m + n^{6(1-α)}) expected time if a geometric representation is not given, where n and m denote the numbers of vertices and edges of G, respectively, and α denotes a parameter controlling the power-law exponent of the degree distribution of G. Also, we implemented and evaluated our algorithm empirically. Our algorithm outperforms the previous algorithm [BFK18] practically and theoretically. Beyond the hyperbolic random graphs, we have experiment on real-world networks. For most of instances, we get large cliques close to the optimum solutions efficiently.

BibTeX - Entry

  author =	{Oh, Eunjin and Oh, Seunghyeok},
  title =	{{Algorithms for Computing Maximum Cliques in Hyperbolic Random Graphs}},
  booktitle =	{31st Annual European Symposium on Algorithms (ESA 2023)},
  pages =	{85:1--85:15},
  series =	{Leibniz International Proceedings in Informatics (LIPIcs)},
  ISBN =	{978-3-95977-295-2},
  ISSN =	{1868-8969},
  year =	{2023},
  volume =	{274},
  editor =	{G{\o}rtz, Inge Li and Farach-Colton, Martin and Puglisi, Simon J. and Herman, Grzegorz},
  publisher =	{Schloss Dagstuhl -- Leibniz-Zentrum f{\"u}r Informatik},
  address =	{Dagstuhl, Germany},
  URL =		{},
  URN =		{urn:nbn:de:0030-drops-187384},
  doi =		{10.4230/LIPIcs.ESA.2023.85},
  annote =	{Keywords: Maximum cliques, hyperbolic random graphs}

Keywords: Maximum cliques, hyperbolic random graphs
Collection: 31st Annual European Symposium on Algorithms (ESA 2023)
Issue Date: 2023
Date of publication: 30.08.2023
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