2006-01-01Buch DOI: 10.18452/2469
Indexing and Querying Graphs based on Pre- and Postorder Numbering
Many applications require querying graph-structured data. As graphs grow in size, indexing becomes essential to ensure sufficient query performance. We present the GRIPP index structure (GRaph Indexing based on Pre- and Postorder numbering) for answering reachability and distance queries in graphs. GRIPP requires only linear space and can be computed very efficiently. Using GRIPP, we can answer reachability queries on graphs with 5,000,000 nodes on average in less than 5 milliseconds, which is unrivaled by previous methods. We can also answer distance queries on large graphs more efficiently using the GRIPP index strucutre. We evaluate the performance and scalability of our approach on real, random, and scale-free networks using an implementation of GRIPP inside a relational database management system. Thus, GRIPP can be integrated very easily into existing graph-oriented applications.
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