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I recently finished my bachelors and now work on Cross-lingual language search. I want to get started in hashing and see how they are useful in information retrieval. (Yes, I know what hashing is), but there are so many methods and all of them sound pretty fascinating, so it will be awesome to have a list of resources, which can be referred to, starting from absolute newbie level to the current state-of-the art.

Please don't refer me to something like a Knuth because while Knuth is pretty awesome, it is not what i am looking for.

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  • $\begingroup$ You might have more success asking your question on metaoptimize.com/qa, which is devoted to machine learning. $\endgroup$ – Dave Clarke Feb 4 '11 at 12:44
  • $\begingroup$ Thanks, let me try it there. Yup , i did know about metaoptimize but i was more hopeful here too :) $\endgroup$ – crazyaboutliv Feb 4 '11 at 13:21
  • $\begingroup$ i asked on metaoptimize but i don't think i am gonna get any answers as such :( . Thanks, either way. $\endgroup$ – crazyaboutliv Feb 4 '11 at 17:22
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    $\begingroup$ (1) Please be specific in why Knuth does not satisfy your needs. It seems to me that what you really need is a general introduction to data structures, not specifically to hashing, so Knuth seems one of the very appropriate answers. (2) Please add a link to your crosspost on MetaOptimize. Hiding the crossposted question is not good. $\endgroup$ – Tsuyoshi Ito Feb 4 '11 at 17:36
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    $\begingroup$ 1. I said Knuth only because i need to know about hashing in general and in a concise way and then only know about how hashing is used in Information retrieval. Knuth is vast and exhaustive and due to time constraints, i am not asking for it. 2. I did not know that not posting the link is bad. Here, bit.ly/efZ5yw $\endgroup$ – crazyaboutliv Feb 4 '11 at 18:10
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Probably this may help you. May not cover all but I found this as a great place to start. http://burtleburtle.net/bob/hash/

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    $\begingroup$ This is about hashing in relation to cryptography, rather than information retrieval. $\endgroup$ – Dave Clarke Feb 4 '11 at 13:20

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