Academy & Industry Research Collaboration Center (AIRCC)

Volume 9, Number 14, November 2019

Drawbacks and Proposed Solutions for Real-time Processing on Existing State-of-the-art
Locality Sensitive Hashing Techniques


Omid Jafari, Khandker Mushfiqul Islam and Parth Nagarkar, New Mexico State University, USA


Nearest-neighbor query processing is a fundamental operation for many image retrieval applications. Often, images are stored and represented by high-dimensional vectors that are generated by featureextraction algorithms. Since tree-based index structures are shown to be ineffective for high dimensional processing due to the well-known “Curse of Dimensionality”, approximate nearest neighbor techniques are used for faster query processing. Locality Sensitive Hashing (LSH) is a very popular and efficient approximate nearest neighbor technique that is known for its sublinear query processing complexity and theoretical guarantees. Nowadays, with the emergence of technology, several diverse application domains require real-time high-dimensional data storing and processing capacity. Existing LSH techniques are not suitable to handle real-time data and queries. In this paper, we discuss the challenges and drawbacks of existing LSH techniques for processing real-time high-dimensional image data. Additionally, through experimental analysis, we propose improvements for existing state-of-the-art LSH techniques for efficient processing of high-dimensional image data.


Image Retrieval, Similar Search Query Processing, Locality Sensitive Hashing