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Title An efficient algorithm for three-component key index construction
Author(-s) Veretennikov A.B.a
Affiliations Ural Federal Universitya
Abstract Proximity full-text searches in large text arrays are considered. A search query consists of several words. The search result is a list of documents containing these words. In a modern search system, documents that contain search query words that are near each other are more relevant than other documents. To solve this task, for each word in each indexed document, we need to store a record in the index. In this case, the query search time is proportional to the number of occurrences of the queried words in the indexed documents. Consequently, it is common for search systems to evaluate queries that contain frequently occurring words much more slowly than queries that contain less frequently occurring, ordinary words. For each word in the text, we use additional indexes to store information about nearby words at distances from the given word of less than or equal to $MaxDistance$, which is a parameter. This parameter can take a value of 5, 7, or even more. Three-component key indexes can be created for faster query execution. Previously, we presented the results of experiments showing that, when queries contain very frequently occurring words, the average time of the query execution with three-component key indexes is 94.7 times less than that required when using ordinary inverted indexes. In the current work, we describe a new three-component key index building algorithm. We prove the correctness of the algorithm. We present the results of experiments of the index creation depending on the value of $MaxDistance$.
Keywords full-text search, search engines, inverted files, additional indexes, proximity search, three-component key indexes
UDC 519.683.5
MSC 68P20, 68P10
DOI 10.20537/vm190111
Received 1 July 2018
Language Russian
Citation Veretennikov A.B. An efficient algorithm for three-component key index construction, Vestnik Udmurtskogo Universiteta. Matematika. Mekhanika. Komp'yuternye Nauki, 2019, vol. 29, issue 1, pp. 117-132.
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