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Taming Uncertainty
Locality Sensitive Hashing (LSH) and Min Hash
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[IndykMotwani’98] Many distance related questions (nearest neighbor, closest x, ..) can be answered more efficiently by using locality sensitive hashing, where the main idea is that similar objects hash to the same bucket. LSH function:...
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Set Similarity and Min Hash
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Given two sets S1, S2, find similarity(S1, S2)  based not hamming distance (not Euclidean). Jaccard Measure View sets at a bitarray. Indexes representing each possible element, and 1/0 representing presence/absence of the element in the set. Then Jaccard...
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Reservoir Sampling
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A simple random sampling strategy to produce a sample without replacement from a stream of data  that is, in one pass: O(N) Want to sample s instances  uniformly at random without replacement  from a population size of n records, where n is not...
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Random Sampling over Joins
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Source: On Random Sampling over Joins. Surajit Chaudhuri, Rajeev Motwani, Vivek Narasayya, Sigmod 1999. What? Random sampling as a primitive relational operator: SAMPLE(R, f) where R is the relation and f the sample fraction. SAMPLE(Q, f)...
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Information Theory (1)  The Science of Communication
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IT is a beautiful subfield of CS with applications across the gamut of scientific fields: coding theory and communications (under unreliable channels), cryptography, physics, biomedical engineering, computer graphics, machine learning, statistics, and...
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Information Retrieval & Search  Basic IR Models
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Our focus in the database world has primarily been on retrieving information from a structured source, through a structured query. Relational DBs > structured data, structured query XML DBs > semistructured data, structured query search >...
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Converting Between Random Sampling Methods
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Sampling f fraction out of n records: Sampling with replacement Sample is a multiset of fn records. Any record could be samples multiple times. Sampling without replacement Each successive sample is uniformly at random from the remaining records...
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