Sciweavers

Share
EDBT
2008
ACM

Efficient online top-K retrieval with arbitrary similarity measures

9 years 4 months ago
Efficient online top-K retrieval with arbitrary similarity measures
The top-k retrieval problem requires finding k objects most similar to a given query object. Similarities between objects are most often computed as aggregated similarities of their attribute values. We consider the case where the similarities between attribute values are arbitrary (non-metric), due to which standard space partitioning indexes cannot be used. Among the most popular techniques that can handle arbitrary similarity measures is the family of threshold algorithms. These were designed as middleware algorithms that assume that similarity lists for each attribute are available and focus on efficiently merging these lists to arrive at the results. In this paper, we explore multi-dimensional indexing of non-metric spaces that can lead to efficient pruning of the search space utilizing inter-attribute relationships, during top-k computation. We propose an indexing structure, the AL-Tree and an algorithm to do top-k retrieval using it in an online fashion. The ALTree exploits the...
Prasad M. Deshpande, Deepak P, Krishna Kummamuru
Added 08 Dec 2009
Updated 08 Dec 2009
Type Conference
Year 2008
Where EDBT
Authors Prasad M. Deshpande, Deepak P, Krishna Kummamuru
Comments (0)
books