Master of Science (MS)
Document similarity is similar to the nearest neighbour problem and has applications in various domains. In order to determine the similarity / dissimilarity of the documents first they need to be converted into sets containing shingles. Each document is converted into k-shingles, k being the length of each shingle. The similarity is calculated using Jaccard distance between sets and output into a characteristic matrix, the complexity to parse this matrix is significantly high especially when the sets are large. In this project we explore various approaches such as Min hashing, LSH & Bloom Filter to decrease the matrix size and to improve the time complexity. Min hashing creates a signature matrix which significantly smaller compared to a characteristic matrix. In this project we will look into Min-Hashing implementation, pros and cons. Also we will explore Locality Sensitive Hashing, Bloom Filters and their advantages.
Nagireddy, Siddartha Reddy, "Scalable Techniques for Similarity Search" (2015). Master's Projects. 438.