Correction to the proof of consistency of community detection

Peter J. Bickel, Aiyou Chen, Yunpeng Zhao, Elizaveta Levina, J. I. Zhu

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This note corrects an error in two related proofs of consistency of community detection: under stochastic block models by Bickel and Chen [Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 106 (2009) 21068-21073] and under degree-corrected stochastic block model by Zhao, Levina and Zhu [Ann. Statist. 40 (2012) 2266-2292].

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)462-466
Number of pages5
JournalAnnals of Statistics
Issue number1
StatePublished - Feb 1 2015
Externally publishedYes


  • Consistency of community detection
  • Degree-corrected stochastic block model
  • Network communities
  • Stochastic block model

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Statistics and Probability
  • Statistics, Probability and Uncertainty


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