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An overview of the GXL graph exchange language. (English) Zbl 1043.68992
Diehl, Stephan (ed.), Software visualization. International seminar Dagstuhl Castle, Germany, May 20–25, 2001. Revised papers. Berlin: Springer (ISBN 3-540-43323-6). Lect. Notes Comput. Sci. 2269, 324-336 (2002).
Summary: GXL (Graph eXchange Language) is designed to be a standard exchange format for graph-based tools. GXL is defined as an XML sublanguage, which offers support for exchanging instance graphs together with their appropriate schema information in a uniform format. Formally, GXL is based on typed, attributed, ordered directed graphs, which are extended by concepts to support representing hypergraphs and hierarchical graphs. Using this general graph model, GXL offers a versatile support for exchanging nearly all kinds of graphs.
This report intends to give a short overview on the main features of GXL.
For the entire collection see [Zbl 0987.68756].

MSC:
68U99 Computing methodologies and applications
68N01 General topics in the theory of software
68N15 Theory of programming languages
68R10 Graph theory (including graph drawing) in computer science
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