Latent Semantic Indexing in Peer-to-Peer Networks

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Latent Semantic Indexing in Peer-to-Peer Networks
Searching in decentralized peer-to-peer networks is a challenging problem. In common applications such as Gnutella, searching is performed by randomly forwarding queries to all peers, which is very inefficient. Recent researches utilize metadata or correlations of data and peers to steer search process, in order to make searching more purposeful and efficient. These efforts can be regarded as primitively taking advantage of Latent Semantics inhering in association of peers and data. In this paper, we introduce latent semantics analysis to peer-to-peer networks and demonstrate how it can improve searching efficiency. We characterize peers and data with latent semantic indexing (LSI) defined as K-dimensional vectors, which indicates the similarities and latent correlations in peers and data. We propose an efficient decentralized algorithm derived from maximizing-likelihood to automatically learn LSI from existing associations of peers and data (i.e. from (peer, data) pairs). In our simul...
Xuezheng Liu, Ming Chen, Guangwen Yang
Added 30 Jun 2010
Updated 30 Jun 2010
Type Conference
Year 2004
Where ARCS
Authors Xuezheng Liu, Ming Chen, Guangwen Yang
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