Graph pattern analysis with PatternGravisto

Christian Klukas, Dirk Koschützki, Folk Schreiber

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The analysis of patterns in graphs has applications in many fields of science. We propose a new method for analyzing graph patterns consisting of a user-friendly and flexible mechanism to specify patterns, an algorithm to recognize multiple appearances of patterns in a target graph, a pattern preserving layout algorithm, and a navigation technique to explore the underlying structure of the graph given by the patterns. This method has been implemented in a tool called PatternGravisto. We demonstrate the utility of our approach with the example graphs from the Graph Drawing Contest 2003 which cover problems from biology and sociology.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)19-29
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Graph Algorithms and Applications
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2005
Externally publishedYes

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