PASCAL - Pattern Analysis, Statistical Modelling and Computational Learning

Experimental analysis of insertion costs in a naïve dynamic MDF-tree
Luisa Mico and Jose Oncina
Lecture Notes in Computer Science Volume 5524, pp. 402-408, 2009. ISSN 0302-9743


Similarity search is a widely employed technique in Pattern Recognition. In order to speed up the search many indexing techniques have been proposed. However, the majority of the proposed techniques are static, that is, a fixed training set is used to build up the index. This characteristic becomes a major problem when these techniques are used in dynamic (interactive) systems. In these systems updating the training set is necessary to improve its performance. In this work, we explore the surprising efficiency of a naive algorithm that allows making incremental insertion in a previously known index: the MDF-tree.

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Subjects:Theory & Algorithms
ID Code:5791
Deposited By:Jose Oncina
Deposited On:08 March 2010