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The pattern deformational model proposed by Tsai and Fu  is extended so that numerical attributes and probability or density distributions can be introduced into primitives and relations in a nonhierarchical relational graph. Conventional graph isomorphisms are then generalized to include error-correcting capability for matching deformed patterns represented by such attributed relational graphs. An ordered-search algorithm is proposed for determining error-correcting isomorphisms. Finally, a pattern classification approach using graph isomorphisms is described, which can be considered as a combination of structural and statistical techniques.