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Title Worst-Case-Optimal Similarity Joins on Graph Databases
Authors Diego Arroyuelo, Benjamin Bustos, Adrián Gómez-Brandón, Aidan Hogan, Gonzalo Navarro, Juan Reutter
Publication date 2024
Abstract We extend the concept of worst-case optimal equijoins in graph databases to the case where some nodes are required to be within the k-nearest neighbors (k-NN) of others under some similarity function. We model the problem by superimposing the database graph with the k-NN graph and show that a variant of Leapfrog TrieJoin (LTJ) implemented over a compact data structure called the Ring can be seamlessly extended to integrate similarity clauses with the equijoins in the LTJ query process, retaining worst-case optimality in many relevant cases. Our experiments on a benchmark that combines Wikidata and IMGpedia show that our enhanced LTJ algorithm outperforms by a considerable margin a baseline that first applies classic LTJ and then completes the query by applying the similarity predicates. The difference is more pronounced on queries where the similarity clauses are more densely connected to the query, becoming of an order of magnitude in some cases.
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