Class AHUUnrootedTreeIsomorphismInspector<V,E>

Type Parameters:
V - the type of the vertices
E - the type of the edges
All Implemented Interfaces:

public class AHUUnrootedTreeIsomorphismInspector<V,E> extends Object implements IsomorphismInspector<V,E>
This is an implementation of the AHU algorithm for detecting an (unweighted) isomorphism between two unrooted trees. Please see for a complete definition of the isomorphism problem for general graphs.

The original algorithm was first presented in "Alfred V. Aho and John E. Hopcroft. 1974. The Design and Analysis of Computer Algorithms (1st ed.). Addison-Wesley Longman Publishing Co., Inc., Boston, MA, USA."

This implementation runs in linear time (in the number of vertices of the input trees) while using a linear amount of memory.

For an implementation that supports rooted trees see AHURootedTreeIsomorphismInspector.
For an implementation that supports rooted forests see AHUForestIsomorphismInspector.

Note: This inspector only returns a single mapping (chosen arbitrarily) rather than all possible mappings.

Alexandru Valeanu
  • Constructor Details

    • AHUUnrootedTreeIsomorphismInspector

      public AHUUnrootedTreeIsomorphismInspector(Graph<V,E> tree1, Graph<V,E> tree2)
      Construct a new AHU unrooted tree isomorphism inspector. Note: The constructor does NOT check if the input trees are valid.
      tree1 - the first tree
      tree2 - the second tree
      NullPointerException - if tree1 or tree2 is null
      IllegalArgumentException - if tree1 or tree2 is not undirected
      IllegalArgumentException - if tree1 or tree2 is empty
  • Method Details

    • getMappings

      public Iterator<GraphMapping<V,E>> getMappings()
      Get an iterator over all calculated (isomorphic) mappings between two graphs.
      Specified by:
      getMappings in interface IsomorphismInspector<V,E>
      an iterator over all calculated (isomorphic) mappings between two graphs
    • isomorphismExists

      public boolean isomorphismExists()
      Check if an isomorphism exists.
      Specified by:
      isomorphismExists in interface IsomorphismInspector<V,E>
      true if there is an isomorphism, false if there is no isomorphism
    • getMapping

      public IsomorphicGraphMapping<V,E> getMapping()
      Get an isomorphism between the input trees or null if none exists.
      isomorphic mapping, null is none exists