Graph Attribution Through Sub-Graphs

  • Harmen Kastenberg
  • Arend RensinkEmail author
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 10800)


We offer an alternative to the standard way of formalising attributed graphs. We propose to represent them as graphs with a marked sub-graph that represents the data domain, rather than as tuples of graph and algebra. This is a general construction which can be shown to preserve adhesiveness of categories; it has the advantage of uniformity and gives more flexibility in defining data abstractions. We show equivalence of our formalisation with the standard one, under a suitable encoding of algebras as graphs.



For the proof of adhesiveness of \(\mathbf {RMon}\), we are very grateful for help from Andrea Corradini, Tobias Heindel, and Ulrike Prange.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Computer ScienceUniversity of TwenteEnschedeThe Netherlands

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