NET-DBSCAN: Clustering the nodes of a dynamic linear network
NET-DBSCAN, a method for clustering the nodes of a linear network, whose edges may be temporarily inaccessible, is introduced. The new method extends the idea of a well-known spatial clustering method, named density-based spatial clustering of applications with noise (DBSCAN). The new algorithm is described in detail and through a series of examples. A prototype system, which implements the algorithm, developed in Java and tested through a series of synthetic networks, is also presented. Finally, the application of NET-DBSCAN method to support real-world situations is briefly discussed.