IJPAM: Volume 58, No. 2 (2010)

MATCHING AND BINDING OF ${m}$-CONCEPTUAL GRAPHS

G. Gopinath Ganapathy$^1$, L. Ravi$^2$, M. Maria Susai Manuel$^3$
G. Britto Antony Xavier$^4$
$^1$Department of Computer Science
Bharathidasan University
Tiruchirappalli, 620 023, Tamil Nadu, INDIA
$^2$Department of Computer Science
Sacred Heart College
Tirupattur, 635 601, Vellore Dist., Tamil Nadu, INDIA
$^{3,4}$Department of Mathematics
Sacred Heart College
Tirupattur, 635 601, Vellore Dist., Tamil Nadu, INDIA
$^3$e-mail: [email protected]


Abstract.Knowledge management applications need to determine whether two or more knowledge representations encode the same knowledge. Solving this matching problem is hard because representations may encode the same content but differ substantially in form. Previous approaches to this problem have used either syntactic measure, such as graph edit distance, or semantic knowledge to determine the distance between two representations. Previous research has focused primarily on the use of taxonomic knowledge and discusses how transformations can augment existing semantic approaches to improve matching of two graphs. In this paper, the authors define matching of $m$-directed graphs and present the mathematical aspect of matching and binding of $m$-directed graphs with fitness and measure of status of the matched subgraph. The generalized algorithm is illustrated using an example.

Received: December 18, 2009

AMS Subject Classification: 05c

Key Words and Phrases: binding, fitness, measure of status, taxonomy, transforms

Source: International Journal of Pure and Applied Mathematics
ISSN: 1311-8080
Year: 2010
Volume: 58
Issue: 2