Thursday, August 13, 2015

Cuckoo Linear Algebra

Cuckoo Linear Algebra by Li ZhouDavid G. Andersen , Mu Li , Alexander J. Smola

In this paper we present a novel data structure for sparse vectors based on Cuckoo hashing. It is highly memory efficient and allows for random access at near dense vector level rates. This allows us to solve sparse l1 programming problems exactly and without preprocessing at a cost that is identical to dense linear algebra both in terms of memory and speed. Our approach provides a feasible alternative to the hash kernel and it excels whenever exact solutions are required, such as for feature selection.

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