Class SimpleGraphMLImporter<V,​E>

  • Type Parameters:
    V - the graph vertex type
    E - the graph edge type
    All Implemented Interfaces:

    public class SimpleGraphMLImporter<V,​E>
    extends BaseEventDrivenImporter<V,​E>
    implements GraphImporter<V,​E>
    Imports a graph from a GraphML data source.

    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.

    The importer uses the graph suppliers (Graph.getVertexSupplier() and Graph.getEdgeSupplier()) in order to create new vertices and edges. Moreover, it 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.

    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 reads the input into a graph which is provided by the user. In case the graph is weighted and the corresponding edge key with"weight" is defined, the importer also reads edge weights. Otherwise edge weights are ignored. To test whether the graph is weighted, method Graph.getType() can be used.

    The provided graph object, where the imported graph will be stored, must be able to support the features of the graph that is read. For example if the GraphML file contains self-loops then the graph provided must also support self-loops. The same for multiple edges. Moreover, the parser completely ignores the attribute "edgedefault" which denotes whether an edge is directed or not. Whether edges are directed or not depends on the underlying implementation of the user provided graph object.

    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

      • SimpleGraphMLImporter

        public SimpleGraphMLImporter()
        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
      • importGraph

        public void importGraph​(Graph<V,​E> graph,
                                Reader input)
        Import a graph.

        The provided graph must be able to support the features of the graph that is read. For example if the GraphML file contains self-loops then the graph provided must also support self-loops. The same for multiple edges.

        Specified by:
        importGraph in interface GraphImporter<V,​E>
        graph - the output graph
        input - the input reader
        ImportException - in case an error occurs, such as I/O or parse error