Parsing of graphs in linear time

  • Manfred Kaul
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 153)


The parsing problem for graphs is to transform a given input graph into a parse tree, which represents the layered hierarchical decomposition of the input graph into subgraphs according to the productions of a given graph grammar. This paper discusses conditions of parsing in linear time using the well-known Wirth/Weber precedence approach. A special graph grammar class satisfying these conditions as well as an appropriate linear time precedence parser is presented.


graph grammar precedence parsing parse tree 


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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1983

Authors and Affiliations

  • Manfred Kaul
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  1. 1.EWHKoblenz

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