Class SimpleGEXFEventDrivenImporter

  • All Implemented Interfaces:

    public class SimpleGEXFEventDrivenImporter
    extends BaseEventDrivenImporter<java.lang.String,​Triple<java.lang.String,​java.lang.String,​java.lang.Double>>
    implements EventDrivenImporter<java.lang.String,​Triple<java.lang.String,​java.lang.String,​java.lang.Double>>
    Imports a graph from a GEXF 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 triples (source, target, weight) where 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 and any nested elements are completely ignored.

    This is a simple implementation with supports only a limited set of features of the GEXF specification, oriented towards parsing speed.

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

    Below is small example of a graph in GEXF format.

     <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
     <gexf xmlns=""
       <graph defaultedgetype="undirected">
           <node id="n0" label="node 0"/>
           <node id="n1" label="node 1"/>
           <node id="n2" label="node 2"/>
           <node id="n3" label="node 3"/>
           <node id="n4" label="node 4"/>
           <node id="n5" label="node 5"/>
           <edge id="e0" source="n0" target="n2" weight="1.0"/>
           <edge id="e1" source="n0" target="n1" weight="1.0"/>
           <edge id="e2" source="n1" target="n3" weight="2.0"/>
           <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" weight="1.1"/>

    The importer by default validates the input using the 1.2draft GEXF Schema. The user can (not recommended) disable the validation by calling setSchemaValidation(boolean). Older schemas are not supported.

    Dimitrios Michail
    • Constructor Detail

      • SimpleGEXFEventDrivenImporter

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

      • 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
      • importInput

        public void importInput​( input)
        Description copied from interface: EventDrivenImporter
        Import a graph
        Specified by:
        importInput in interface EventDrivenImporter<java.lang.String,​Triple<java.lang.String,​java.lang.String,​java.lang.Double>>
        input - the input reader