Improved Hamming-space-based similarity search algorithm
by Vikram Singh; Chandradeep Kumar
International Journal of Intelligent Information and Database Systems (IJIIDS), Vol. 16, No. 1, 2023

Abstract: In the modern context, similarity is driven by the quality-features of the data objects and steered by content preserving stimuli, as retrieval of relevant 'nearest neighbourhood' objects and the way similar objects are pursued. Current similarity searches in Hamming-space-based strategies finds all the data objects within a threshold Hamming-distance for a user query. Though, the numbers of computations for Hamming-distance and candidate generation are the key concerns from the several years. The Hamming-space paradigm extends the range of alternatives for an optimised search experience. A novel 'counting-based' similarity search strategy is proposed, with an a priori and improved Hamming-space estimation, e.g., optimised candidate generation and verification functions. The strategy adapts towards the lesser set of user query dimensions and subsequently constraints the Hamming-space computations with each data objects, driven by generated statistics. The extensive evaluation asserts that the proposed counting-based approach can be combined with any pigeonhole principle-based similarity search to further improve its performance.

Online publication date: Mon, 16-Jan-2023

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