Efficient RkNN Retrieval with Arbitrary Non-Metric Similarity Measures

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Efficient RkNN Retrieval with Arbitrary Non-Metric Similarity Measures
A RkNN query returns all objects whose nearest k neighbors contain the query object. In this paper, we consider RkNN query processing in the case where the distances between attribute values are not necessarily metric. Dissimilarities between objects could then be a monotonic aggregate of dissimilarities between their values, such aggregation functions being specified at query time. We outline real world cases that motivate RkNN processing in such scenarios. We consider the AL-Tree index and its applicability in RkNN query processing. We develop an approach that exploits the group level reasoning enabled by the AL-Tree in RkNN processing. We evaluate our approach against a Naive approach that performs sequential scans on contiguous data and an improved block-based approach that we provide. We use real-world datasets and synthetic data with varying characteristics for our experiments. This extensive empirical evaluation shows that our approach is better than existing methods in terms o...
Deepak P, Prasad Deshpande
Added 20 May 2011
Updated 20 May 2011
Type Journal
Year 2010
Authors Deepak P, Prasad Deshpande
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