Billion-scale Detection of Isomorphic Nodes


This paper presents an algorithm for detecting attributed high-degree node isomorphism. High-degree isomorphic nodes seldom happen by chance and often represent duplicated entities or data processing errors. By definition, isomorphic nodes are topologically indistinguishable and can be problematic in graph ML tasks. The algorithm employs a parallel, “degree-bounded” approach that fingerprints each node’s local properties through a hash, which constrains the search to nodes within hash-defined buckets, thus minimising the number of comparisons. This method scales on graphs with billions of nodes and edges. Finally, we provide isomorphic node oddities identified in real-world data.

Workshop on Graphs, Architectures, Programming, and Learning, IEEE International Parallel and Distributed Processing Symposium (IPDPS)