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Speeding up Continuous kNN Join by Binary Sketches



Year of publication 2018
Type Article in Proceedings
Conference Advances in Data Mining
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Faculty of Informatics

Keywords continuous kNN similarity join; binary sketches
Description Real-time recommendation is a necessary component of current social applications. It is responsible for suggesting relevant newly published data to the users based on their preferences. By representing the users and the published data in a metric space, each user can be recommended with their k nearest neighbors among the published data, i.e., the kNN join is computed. In this work, we aim at a frequent requirement that only the recently published data are subject of the recommendation, thus a sliding time window is defined and only the data published within the limits of the window can be recommended. Due to large amounts of both the users and the published data, it becomes a challenging task to continuously update the results of the kNN join as new data come into and go out of the sliding window. We propose a binary sketch-based approximation technique suited especially to cases when the metric distance computation is an expensive operation (e.g., the Euclidean distance in high dimensional vector spaces). It applies cheap Hamming distances to skip over 90% of the expensive metric distance computations. As revealed by our experiments on 4,096 dimensional vectors, the proposed approach significantly outperforms compared existing approaches.
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