Multiplex graph matching matched filters


We consider the problem of detecting a noisy induced multiplex template network in a larger multiplex background network. Our approach, which extends the graph matching matched filter framework of Sussman et al. (IEEE Trans Pattern Anal Mach Intell 42(11):2887–2900, 2019) to the multiplex setting, utilizes a multiplex analogue of the classical graph matching problem to use the template as a matched filter for efficiently searching the background for candidate template matches. The effectiveness of our approach is demonstrated both theoretically and empirically, with particular attention paid to the potential benefits of considering multiple channels in the multiplex framework.

Applied Network Science