Attributed Relational Graph Matching with Sparse Relaxation and Bistochastic Normalization

  • Bo JiangEmail author
  • Jin Tang
  • Bin Luo
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 9069)


Attributed relational graph (ARG) matching problem can usually be formulated as an Integer Quadratic Programming (IQP) problem. Since it is NP-hard, relaxation methods are required. In this paper, we propose a new relaxation method, called Bistochastic Preserving Sparse Relaxation Matching (BPSRM), for ARG matching problem. The main benefit of BPSRM is that the mapping constraints involving both discrete and bistochastic constraint can be well incorporated in BPSRM optimization. Thus, it can generate an approximate binary solution with one-to-one mapping constraint for ARG matching problem. Experimental results show the effectiveness of the proposed method.


Attributed relational graph Graph matching Bistochastic normalization Sparse model 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Computer Science and TechnologyAnhui UniversityHefeiChina

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