GraphML Progress Report (Structural Layer Proposal)

Brandes, Ulrik and Eiglsperger, Markus and Herman, Ivan and Himsolt, Michael and Marshall, M. Scott (2002) GraphML Progress Report (Structural Layer Proposal). In: Graph Drawing 9th International Symposium, GD 2001, September 23-26, 2001 , pp. 501-512(Official URL:

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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 define 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.

Item Type: Conference Paper
Additional Information: 10.1007/3-540-45848-4_59
Classifications: S Software and Systems > S.005 Fileformats

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