Efficient Indexing for Diverse Query Results

In this paper, the authors examine the problem of computing diverse query results which is useful for browsing search results in online shopping applications. The search results are diversified wrt a sequence of output attributes (termed d-order) where an attribute that appears earlier in the d-order has higher priority for diversification. They present a new indexing technique, D-Index, to efficiently compute diverse query results for queries with static or dynamic d-orders. Their performance evaluation demonstrates that their D-Index outperforms the state-of-the-art techniques developed for queries with static or dynamic d-orders.

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National University of Singapore
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