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A Method of Subgraphs Extraction in a Large Graph Database in a Distributed System

International Journal of Computer Applications
Foundation of Computer Science (FCS), NY, USA
Year of Publication: 2017
Ritu Yadav, Samarth Varshney

Ritu Yadav and Samarth Varshney. A Method of Subgraphs Extraction in a Large Graph Database in a Distributed System. International Journal of Computer Applications 175(5):1-5, October 2017. BibTeX

	author = {Ritu Yadav and Samarth Varshney},
	title = {A Method of Subgraphs Extraction in a Large Graph Database in a Distributed System},
	journal = {International Journal of Computer Applications},
	issue_date = {October 2017},
	volume = {175},
	number = {5},
	month = {Oct},
	year = {2017},
	issn = {0975-8887},
	pages = {1-5},
	numpages = {5},
	url = {},
	doi = {10.5120/ijca2017914960},
	publisher = {Foundation of Computer Science (FCS), NY, USA},
	address = {New York, USA}


Since many real applications such as web connectivity, social networks, and so on, are emerging now-a-days, thus graph databases have been commonly used as significant tools to exemplify and query complex graph data wherein each vertex in a graph usually contains information, which can be modeled by a set of tokens or elements. The method for subgraphs extraction by considering set similarity query over a large graph database has already been proposed, which retrieves subgraphs that are structurally isomorphic to the query graph, and meanwhile satisfy the condition of vertex pair matching with the (dynamic/fixed) weighted set similarity in a centralized system. This paper explains the efficient implementation of subgraphs extraction in a large graph database in a distributed environment by considering both vertex set similarity and graph topology which offers a better price/performance ratio and increases availability using redundancy when parts of a system fail than centralized systems in case of a large dataset (i.e., a graph with millions/billions of nodes wherein each node contains some information) by performing parallel processing.


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apache spark, distributed systems, graph topology, set similarity