A Survey on Applications of Bipartite Graph Edit Distance

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Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 10310)


About ten years ago, a novel graph edit distance framework based on bipartite graph matching has been introduced. This particular framework allows the approximation of graph edit distance in cubic time. This, in turn, makes the concept of graph edit distance also applicable to larger graphs. In the last decade the corresponding paper has been cited more than 360 times. Besides various extensions from the methodological point of view, we also observe a great variety of applications that make use of the bipartite graph matching framework. The present paper aims at giving a first survey on these applications stemming from six different categories (which range from document analysis, over biometrics to malware detection).


Applications of bipartite graph matching Graph-based pattern representations 



This work has been supported by the Hasler Foundation Switzerland.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute for Information SystemsUniversity of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern SwitzerlandOltenSwitzerland
  2. 2.Department of InformaticsUniversity of FribourgFribourgSwitzerland
  3. 3.Institute for Complex SystemsUniversity of Applied Sciences and Arts Western SwitzerlandFribourgSwitzerland
  4. 4.Department of InformaticsUniversity of PretoriaPretoriaSouth Africa

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