Class SimpleGraphMLEventDrivenImporter

  • All Implemented Interfaces:

    public class SimpleGraphMLEventDrivenImporter
    extends BaseEventDrivenImporter<String,​Triple<String,​String,​Double>>
    implements EventDrivenImporter<String,​Triple<String,​String,​Double>>
    Imports a graph from a GraphML data source. The importer does not construct a graph but calls the provided consumers with the appropriate arguments. Vertices are returned simply by their vertex id and edges are returns as quadruples (id, source, target, weight) where both id and weight maybe null.

    The importer notifies lazily and completely out-of-order for any additional vertex, edge or graph attributes in the input file. Users can register consumers for vertex, edge and graph attributes after construction of the importer. Finally, default attribute values are completely ignored. Lazily here means that an edge is first reported with a null weight and its weight is reported later using the edge attribute consumer. Since the same quadruple instance is used in all cases, an edge may appear having a null weight when it is first reported and having a non-null weight after the edge weight is reported.

    This is a simple implementation with supports only a limited set of features of the GraphML specification. For a more rigorous parser use GraphMLImporter. This version is oriented towards parsing speed.

    For a description of the format see GraphML or the GraphML Primer.

    Below is small example of a graph in GraphML format.

     <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
     <graphml xmlns=""  
         xsi:schemaLocation=" ">
       <key id="d0" for="node""color" attr.type="string" />
       <key id="d1" for="edge""weight" attr.type="double"/>
       <graph id="G" edgedefault="undirected">
         <node id="n0">
           <data key="d0">green</data>
         <node id="n1">
           <data key="d0">black</data>
         <node id="n2">
           <data key="d0">blue</data>
         <node id="n3">
           <data key="d0">red</data>
         <node id="n4">
           <data key="d0">white</data>
         <node id="n5">
           <data key="d0">turquoise</data>
         <edge id="e0" source="n0" target="n2">
           <data key="d1">1.0</data>
         <edge id="e1" source="n0" target="n1">
           <data key="d1">1.0</data>
         <edge id="e2" source="n1" target="n3">
           <data key="d1">2.0</data>
         <edge id="e3" source="n3" target="n2"/>
         <edge id="e4" source="n2" target="n4"/>
         <edge id="e5" source="n3" target="n5"/>
         <edge id="e6" source="n5" target="n4">
           <data key="d1">1.1</data>

    The importer by default validates the input using the 1.0 GraphML Schema. The user can (not recommended) disable the validation by calling setSchemaValidation(boolean).

    Dimitrios Michail
    • Constructor Detail

      • SimpleGraphMLEventDrivenImporter

        public SimpleGraphMLEventDrivenImporter()
        Constructs a new importer.
    • Method Detail

      • getEdgeWeightAttributeName

        public String getEdgeWeightAttributeName()
        Get the attribute name for edge weights
        the attribute name
      • setEdgeWeightAttributeName

        public void setEdgeWeightAttributeName​(String edgeWeightAttributeName)
        Set the attribute name to use for edge weights.
        edgeWeightAttributeName - the attribute name
      • isSchemaValidation

        public boolean isSchemaValidation()
        Whether the importer validates the input
        true if the importer validates the input
      • setSchemaValidation

        public void setSchemaValidation​(boolean schemaValidation)
        Set whether the importer should validate the input
        schemaValidation - value for schema validation