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From Fabian Hueske <fhue...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [DISCUSS] Methods for translating Graphs
Date Mon, 25 Apr 2016 12:30:16 GMT
Hi Greg,

sorry for the late reply.
I am not super familiar with Gelly, but the use cases you describe sound
quite common to me.
I had a (very) brief look at the PR and the changes seem to be rather
lightweight.
So, in my opinion this looks like a valuable addition.

Thanks, Fabian


2016-04-21 18:06 GMT+02:00 Greg Hogan <code@greghogan.com>:

> Vasia and I are looking for additional feedback on FLINK-3771. This ticket
> [0] and PR [1] provides methods for translating the type or value of graph
> labels, vertex values, and edge values. My use cases are provided in JIRA,
> but I think users will find many more.
>
> Translators compose well with graph generators and graph algorithms, which
> are restricted to emitting a wide type. Translators can also be used for
> processing and merging input data.
>
> The equivalent facility on DataSet is simply a MapFunction. Graphs have
> additional structure in having two DataSets, vertices and edges, as well as
> the label type binding the two.
>
> The PR provides three basic implementations of the Translator interface as
> well as Translate methods which operate on graphs, vertices, and edges.
>
> Greg
>
> [0] https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/FLINK-3771
> [1] https://github.com/apache/flink/pull/1900/files
>

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