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Similarity estimation techniques from rounding algorithms

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Similarity estimation techniques from rounding algorithms
A locality sensitive hashing scheme is a distribution on a family F of hash functions operating on a collection of objects, such that for two objects x, y, PrhF [h(x) = h(y)] = sim(x, y), where sim(x, y) [0, 1] is some similarity function defined on the collection of objects. Such a scheme leads to a compact representation of objects so that similarity of objects can be estimated from their compact sketches, and also leads to efficient algorithms for approximate nearest neighbor search and clustering. Min-wise independent permutations provide an elegant construction of such a locality sensitive hashing scheme for a collection of subsets with the set similarity measure sim(A, B) = |AB| |AB| . We show that rounding algorithms for LPs and SDPs used in the context of approximation algorithms can be viewed as locality sensitive hashing schemes for several interesting collections of objects. Based on this insight, we construct new locality sensitive hashing schemes for:
Moses Charikar
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Year 2002
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Authors Moses Charikar
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