Journal of Graph Algorithms and Applications
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Special Issue on Selected Papers from the Eleventh International Symposium on Graph Drawing, GD 2003
Graph Pattern Analysis with PatternGravisto
Vol. 9, no. 1, pp. 19-29, 2005. Regular paper.
Abstract 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.
Submitted: January 2004.
Revised: July 2005.
Communicated by Giuseppe Liotta