Performance analysis of superimposing-coded signature files

  • Sam. Y. Sung
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 730)


Signature file has been shown as a very good filtering mechanism to reduce the amount of information that needs to be retrieved for a query. The main concern in the signature construction is to find the optimal signatrue weight to minimize the false drop probability. In this paper, a new formula of computing the false drop probability is presented. Different from previous works, our formula is based on the bit probability and which is independent of the signature size. Our formula is easier to analyze so that optimal solutions can be more adequately derived. Performance results show that our solutions are better than the solutions obtained before. Some interesting properties of the optimal solutions are also discussed.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sam. Y. Sung
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  1. 1.Department of Information Systems and Computer ScienceNational University of SingaporeSingapore

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