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  • About
  • The Global ETD Search service is a free service for researchers to find electronic theses and dissertations. This service is provided by the Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations.
    Our metadata is collected from universities around the world. If you manage a university/consortium/country archive and want to be added, details can be found on the NDLTD website.
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Multi-User File System Search

Buettcher, Stefan January 2007 (has links)
Information retrieval research usually deals with globally visible, static document collections. Practical applications, in contrast, like file system search and enterprise search, have to cope with highly dynamic text collections and have to take into account user-specific access permissions when generating the results to a search query. The goal of this thesis is to close the gap between information retrieval research and the requirements exacted by these real-life applications. The algorithms and data structures presented in this thesis can be used to implement a file system search engine that is able to react to changes in the file system by updating its index data in real time. File changes (insertions, deletions, or modifications) are reflected by the search results within a few seconds, even under a very high system workload. The search engine exhibits a low main memory consumption. By integrating security restrictions into the query processing logic, as opposed to applying them in a postprocessing step, it produces search results that are guaranteed to be consistent with the access permissions defined by the file system. The techniques proposed in this thesis are evaluated theoretically, based on a Zipfian model of term distribution, and through a large number of experiments, involving text collections of non-trivial size --- varying between a few gigabytes and a few hundred gigabytes.
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Multi-User File System Search

Buettcher, Stefan January 2007 (has links)
Information retrieval research usually deals with globally visible, static document collections. Practical applications, in contrast, like file system search and enterprise search, have to cope with highly dynamic text collections and have to take into account user-specific access permissions when generating the results to a search query. The goal of this thesis is to close the gap between information retrieval research and the requirements exacted by these real-life applications. The algorithms and data structures presented in this thesis can be used to implement a file system search engine that is able to react to changes in the file system by updating its index data in real time. File changes (insertions, deletions, or modifications) are reflected by the search results within a few seconds, even under a very high system workload. The search engine exhibits a low main memory consumption. By integrating security restrictions into the query processing logic, as opposed to applying them in a postprocessing step, it produces search results that are guaranteed to be consistent with the access permissions defined by the file system. The techniques proposed in this thesis are evaluated theoretically, based on a Zipfian model of term distribution, and through a large number of experiments, involving text collections of non-trivial size --- varying between a few gigabytes and a few hundred gigabytes.
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An Efficient, Extensible, Hardware-aware Indexing Kernel

Sadoghi Hamedani, Mohammad 20 June 2014 (has links)
Modern hardware has the potential to play a central role in scalable data management systems. A realization of this potential arises in the context of indexing queries, a recurring theme in real-time data analytics, targeted advertising, algorithmic trading, and data-centric workflows, and of indexing data, a challenge in multi-version analytical query processing. To enhance query and data indexing, in this thesis, we present an efficient, extensible, and hardware-aware indexing kernel. This indexing kernel rests upon novel data structures and (parallel) algorithms that utilize the capabilities offered by modern hardware, especially abundance of main memory, multi-core architectures, hardware accelerators, and solid state drives. This thesis focuses on presenting our query indexing techniques to cope with processing queries in data-intensive applications that are susceptible to ever increasing data volume and velocity. At the core of our query indexing kernel lies the BE-Tree family of memory-resident indexing structures that scales by overcoming the curse of dimensionality through a novel two-phase space-cutting technique, an effective Top-k processing, and adaptive parallel algorithms to operate directly on compressed data (that exploits the multi-core architecture). Furthermore, we achieve line-rate processing by harnessing the unprecedented degrees of parallelism and pipelining only available through low-level logic design using FPGAs. Finally, we present a comprehensive evaluation that establishes the superiority of BE-Tree in comparison with state-of-the-art algorithms. In this thesis, we further expand the scope of our indexing kernel and describe how to accelerate analytical queries on (multi-version) databases by enabling indexes on the most recent data. Our goal is to reduce the overhead of index maintenance, so that indexes can be used effectively for analytical queries without being a heavy burden on transaction throughput. To achieve this end, we re-design the data structures in the storage hierarchy to employ an extra level of indirection over solid state drives. This indirection layer dramatically reduces the amount of magnetic disk I/Os that is needed for updating indexes and localizes the index maintenance. As a result, by rethinking how data is indexed, we eliminate the dilemma between update vs. query performance and reduce index maintenance and query processing cost substantially.
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An Efficient, Extensible, Hardware-aware Indexing Kernel

Sadoghi Hamedani, Mohammad 20 June 2014 (has links)
Modern hardware has the potential to play a central role in scalable data management systems. A realization of this potential arises in the context of indexing queries, a recurring theme in real-time data analytics, targeted advertising, algorithmic trading, and data-centric workflows, and of indexing data, a challenge in multi-version analytical query processing. To enhance query and data indexing, in this thesis, we present an efficient, extensible, and hardware-aware indexing kernel. This indexing kernel rests upon novel data structures and (parallel) algorithms that utilize the capabilities offered by modern hardware, especially abundance of main memory, multi-core architectures, hardware accelerators, and solid state drives. This thesis focuses on presenting our query indexing techniques to cope with processing queries in data-intensive applications that are susceptible to ever increasing data volume and velocity. At the core of our query indexing kernel lies the BE-Tree family of memory-resident indexing structures that scales by overcoming the curse of dimensionality through a novel two-phase space-cutting technique, an effective Top-k processing, and adaptive parallel algorithms to operate directly on compressed data (that exploits the multi-core architecture). Furthermore, we achieve line-rate processing by harnessing the unprecedented degrees of parallelism and pipelining only available through low-level logic design using FPGAs. Finally, we present a comprehensive evaluation that establishes the superiority of BE-Tree in comparison with state-of-the-art algorithms. In this thesis, we further expand the scope of our indexing kernel and describe how to accelerate analytical queries on (multi-version) databases by enabling indexes on the most recent data. Our goal is to reduce the overhead of index maintenance, so that indexes can be used effectively for analytical queries without being a heavy burden on transaction throughput. To achieve this end, we re-design the data structures in the storage hierarchy to employ an extra level of indirection over solid state drives. This indirection layer dramatically reduces the amount of magnetic disk I/Os that is needed for updating indexes and localizes the index maintenance. As a result, by rethinking how data is indexed, we eliminate the dilemma between update vs. query performance and reduce index maintenance and query processing cost substantially.

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