Frequent subgraph mining in outerplanar graphs

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Frequent subgraph mining in outerplanar graphs
In recent years there has been an increased interest in frequent pattern discovery in large databases of graph structured objects. While the frequent connected subgraph mining problem for tree datasets can be solved in incremental polynomial time, it becomes intractable for arbitrary graph databases. Existing approaches have therefore resorted to various heuristic strategies and restrictions of the search space, but have not identified a practically relevant tractable graph class beyond trees. In this paper, we define the class of so called tenuous outerplanar graphs, a strict generalization of trees, develop a frequent subgraph mining algorithm for tenuous outerplanar graphs that works in incremental polynomial time, and evaluate the algorithm empirically on the NCI molecular graph dataset. Categories and Subject Descriptors F.2.2 [Nonnumerical Algorithms and Problems]: Pattern matching; H.2.8 [Database Applications]: Data Mining; J.2 [Physical Sciences and Engineering]: Chemistry Ge...
Tamás Horváth, Jan Ramon, Stefan Wro
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Type Conference
Year 2006
Where KDD
Authors Tamás Horváth, Jan Ramon, Stefan Wrobel
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