A Polynomial-time Metric for Outerplanar Graphs (Extended Abstract)

author: Leander Schietgat, Department of Computer Science, KU Leuven
published: Sept. 5, 2007,   recorded: August 2007,   views: 2985


Related Open Educational Resources

Related content

Report a problem or upload files

If you have found a problem with this lecture or would like to send us extra material, articles, exercises, etc., please use our ticket system to describe your request and upload the data.
Enter your e-mail into the 'Cc' field, and we will keep you updated with your request's status.
Lecture popularity: You need to login to cast your vote.


In the chemoinformatics context, graphs have become very popular for the representation of molecules. However, a lot of algorithms handling graphs are computationally very expensive. In this paper we focus on outerplanar graphs, a class of graphs that is able to represent the majority of molecules. We define a metric on outerplanar graphs that is based on finding a maximum common subgraph and we present an algorithm that runs in polynomial time. Having an efficiently computable metric on molecules can improve the virtual screening of molecular databases significantly.

See Also:

Download slides icon Download slides: mlg07_schietgat_leander.pdf (1015.1┬áKB)

Help icon Streaming Video Help

Link this page

Would you like to put a link to this lecture on your homepage?
Go ahead! Copy the HTML snippet !

Write your own review or comment:

make sure you have javascript enabled or clear this field: