Operators For Similarity Search: Semantics, Techniques And Usage Scenarios by Deepak Deepak POperators For Similarity Search: Semantics, Techniques And Usage Scenarios by Deepak Deepak P

Operators For Similarity Search: Semantics, Techniques And Usage Scenarios

byDeepak Deepak P, Prasad M. Deshpande

Paperback | July 27, 2015

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This book provides a comprehensive tutorial on similarity operators. The authors systematically survey the set of similarity operators, primarily focusing on their semantics, while also touching upon mechanisms for processing them effectively.

The book starts off by providing introductory material on similarity search systems, highlighting the central role of similarity operators in such systems. This is followed by a systematic categorized overview of the variety of similarity operators that have been proposed in literature over the last two decades, including advanced operators such as RkNN, Reverse k-Ranks, Skyline k-Groups and K-N-Match. Since indexing is a core technology in the practical implementation of similarity operators, various indexing mechanisms are summarized. Finally, current research challenges are outlined, so as to enable interested readers to identify potential directions for future investigations.

In summary, this book offers a comprehensive overview of the field of similarity search operators, allowing readers to understand the area of similarity operators as it stands today, and in addition providing them with the background needed to understand recent novel approaches.
Deepak P is a researcher in the Information Management Group at IBM Research - India, Bangalore. He has been working in the area of similarity search since 2008, co-chaired the 2011 EDBT Workshop on New Trends in Similarity Search and presented a tutorial on similarity search operators at the WISE 2014 conference. His current research ...
Title:Operators For Similarity Search: Semantics, Techniques And Usage ScenariosFormat:PaperbackDimensions:115 pages, 23.5 × 15.5 × 0.02 inPublished:July 27, 2015Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:3319212567

ISBN - 13:9783319212562


Table of Contents

1 Introduction.- 2 Fundamentals of Similarity Search.- 3 Common Similarity Search Operators.- 4 Categorizing Operators.- 5 Advanced Operators for Similarity Search.- 6 Indexing for Similarity Search Operators.- 7 The Road Ahead.