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GraphML Progress Report Structural Layer Proposal

Structural Layer Proposal
  • Ulrik Brandes
  • Markus Eiglsperger
  • Ivan Herman
  • Michael Himsolt
  • M. Scott Marshall
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 2265)

Abstract

Following a workshop on graph data formats held with the 8th Symposium on Graph Drawing (GD 2000), a task group was formed to propose a format for graphs and graph drawings that meets current and projected requirements. On behalf of this task group, we here present GraphML (Graph Markup Language), an XML format for graph structures, as an initial step towards this goal. Its main characteristic is a unique mechanism that allows to de.ne extension modules for additional data, such as graph drawing information or data specific to a particular application. These modules can freely be combined or stripped without affecting the graph structure, so that information can be added (or omitted) in a well-defined way.

References

  1. 1.
    Ulrik Brandes, M. Scott Marshall, and Stephen C. North. Graph data format workshop report. In Joe Marks, editor, Proceedings of the 8th International Symposium on Graph Drawing (GD 2000), volume 1984 of Lecture Notes in Computer Science, pages 407–409. Springer, 2001.Google Scholar
  2. 3.
    Ric Holt, Andy Schürr, Susan Sim, Andreas Winter. GXL-Graph eXchange Language. http://www.gupro.de/GXL/. Also refer to the article in this volume.

Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2002

Authors and Affiliations

  • Ulrik Brandes
    • 1
  • Markus Eiglsperger
    • 2
  • Ivan Herman
    • 3
  • Michael Himsolt
    • 4
  • M. Scott Marshall
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Computer & Information ScienceUniversity of KonstanzKonstanz
  2. 2.Wilhelm Schickard Institute for Computer ScienceUniversity of TübingenTübingen
  3. 3.Centrum voor Wiskunde en InformaticaWiskunde
  4. 4.DaimlerChrysler ResearchUK

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