Random embeddings and hashing


See also matrix factorisations, and discuss random projections and their role in motivating compressed sensing etc.

Cover’s Theorem (Cover 1965):

It was shown that, for a random set of linear inequalities in \(d\) unknowns, the expected number of extreme inequalities, which are necessary and sufficient to imply the entire set, tends to \(2d\) as the number of consistent inequalities tends to infinity, thus bounding the expected necessary storage capacity for linear decision algorithms in separable problems. The results, even those dealing with randomly positioned points, have been combinatorial in nature, and have been essentially independent of the configuration of the set of points in the space.

I am especially interested in random embeddings for kernel approximation.

Over at compressed sensing we mention some other random projection results, such as the Johnson-Lindenstrauss lemma, and these ideas are closely related, in the probabilistic setting, to concentration inequalities.

Landweber, Lazar, and Patel (2016) have an example of a converse result about your continuous random embeddings. (🏗)

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Ailon, Nir, and Bernard Chazelle. 2009. “The Fast Johnson–Lindenstrauss Transform and Approximate Nearest Neighbors.” SIAM Journal on Computing 39 (1): 302–22. https://doi.org/10.1137/060673096.

Alaoui, Ahmed El, and Michael W. Mahoney. 2014. “Fast Randomized Kernel Methods with Statistical Guarantees,” November. http://arxiv.org/abs/1411.0306.

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Andoni, Alexandr, Piotr Indyk, Huy L. Nguyen, and Ilya Razenshteyn. 2013. “Beyond Locality-Sensitive Hashing,” June. http://arxiv.org/abs/1306.1547.

Andoni, Alexandr, and Ilya Razenshteyn. 2015. “Optimal Data-Dependent Hashing for Approximate Near Neighbors,” January. http://arxiv.org/abs/1501.01062.

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