The Wedge Picking Model: A dynamic graph model based on triadic closure

Sara Ahmadian, Shahrzad Haddadan

Social networks have become an inseparable part of human life and processing them in an efficient manner is a top priority in the study of networks. These networks are highly dynamic and they are growing incessantly. Inspired by the concept of triadic closure, we propose a probabilistic mechanism to model the evolution of these dynamic graphs. Although triadic closure is ubiquitous in social networks and its presence helps forming communities, probabilistic models encapsulating it have not been studied adequately. We theoretically analyze our model and show how to bound the growth rate of some characteristics of the graph, such as degree of vertices. Leveraging our theoretical results, we develop a scheduling subroutine to process modifications of the graph in batches. Our scheduling subroutine is then used to speed up the state-of-the-art algorithms with negligible loss in their approximation guarantees. We demonstrate the applicability of our method by applying it to the densest subgraph and tri-densest subgraph discovery problem.

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