Möbius transformation for fast inner product search on graph

Zhixin Zhou, Shulong Tan, Zhaozhuo Xu, Ping Li

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We present a fast search on graph algorithm for Maximum Inner Product Search (MIPS). This optimization problem is challenging since traditional Approximate Nearest Neighbor (ANN) search methods may not perform efficiently in the non-metric similarity measure. Our proposed method is based on the property that Möbius transformation introduces an isomorphism between a subgraph of `2-Delaunay graph and Delaunay graph for inner product. Under this observation, we propose a simple but novel graph indexing and searching algorithm to find the optimal solution with the largest inner product with the query. Experiments show our approach leads to significant improvements compared to existing methods.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalAdvances in Neural Information Processing Systems
StatePublished - 2019
Event33rd Annual Conference on Neural Information Processing Systems, NeurIPS 2019 - Vancouver, Canada
Duration: Dec 8 2019Dec 14 2019

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Information Systems
  • Signal Processing


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