Basser Seminar Series

Similarity Query Processing - Recent Progress at DBG@UNSW

Speaker: Associate Professor Wei Wang
The University of New South Wales

When: Wednesday 7 May, 2014, 4:00-5:00pm

Where: The University of Sydney, School of IT Building, SIT Lecture Theatre (Room 123), Level 1

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Similarity query finds all the objects in the database that are similar to the query object according to a given similarity/distance function and a threshold. It plays a fundamental role in many areas such as data integration, pattern recognition, and biological or chemical informatics.

The talk will give an overview of our work in the area of similarity query processing, with an focus on some recent progress in error-tolerent autocompletion and c-approximate nearest neighbor search in high dimensional space.

Speaker's biography

Dr. Wei Wang is an Associate Professor in the School of Computer Science and Engineering, The University of New South Wales, Australia. His current research interests include keyword search on (semi-)structured data, similarity query processing, high dimensional indexing, and spatial databases. He has published over ninety research papers in these areas, with many in premier database journals (TODS, VLDB J, and TKDE) and conferences (SIGMOD, VLDB, ICDE, and WWW).