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# ======== runMinHashExample =======
# This example code demonstrates comparing documents using the MinHash
# approach.
# First, each document is represented by the set of shingles it contains. The
# documents can then be compared using the Jaccard similarity of their
# shingle sets. This is computationally expensive, however, for large numbers
# of documents.
# For comparison, we will also use the MinHash algorithm to calculate short
# signature vectors to represent the documents. These MinHash signatures can
# then be compared quickly by counting the number of components in which the
# signatures agree. We'll compare all possible pairs of documents, and find
# the pairs with high similarity.
# The program follows these steps:
# 1. Convert each test file into a set of shingles.
# - The shingles are formed by combining three consecutive words together.
# - Shingles are mapped to shingle IDs using the CRC32 hash.
# 2. Calculate all Jaccard similarities directly.
# - This is ok for small dataset sizes. For the full 10,000 articles, it
# takes 20 minutes!
# 3. Calculate the MinHash signature for each document.
# - The MinHash algorithm is implemented using the random hash function
# trick which prevents us from having to explicitly compute random
# permutations of all of the shingle IDs. For further explanation, see
# section 3.3.5 of
# 4. Compare all MinHash signatures to one another.
# - Compare MinHash signatures by counting the number of components in which
# the signatures are equal. Divide the number of matching components by
# the signature length to get a similarity value.
# - Display pairs of documents / signatures with similarity greater than a
# threshold.
from __future__ import division
import os
import re
import random
import time
import binascii
from bisect import bisect_right
from heapq import heappop, heappush
# This is the number of components in the resulting MinHash signatures.
# Correspondingly, it is also the number of random hash functions that
# we will need in order to calculate the MinHash.
numHashes = 10;
# You can run this code for different portions of the dataset.
# It ships with data set sizes 100, 1000, 2500, and 10000.
numDocs = 1000
dataFile = "./data/articles_" + str(numDocs) + ".train"
truthFile = "./data/articles_" + str(numDocs) + ".truth"
# =============================================================================
# Parse The Ground Truth Tables
# =============================================================================
# Build a dictionary mapping the document IDs to their plagiaries, and vice-
# versa.
plagiaries = {}
# Open the truth file.
f = open(truthFile, "rU")
# For each line of the files...
for line in f:
# Strip the newline character, if present.
if line[-1] == '\n':
line = line[0:-1]
docs = line.split(" ")
# Map the two documents to each other.
plagiaries[docs[0]] = docs[1]
plagiaries[docs[1]] = docs[0]
# =============================================================================
# Convert Documents To Sets of Shingles
# =============================================================================
print "Shingling articles..."
# The current shingle ID value to assign to the next new shingle we
# encounter. When a shingle gets added to the dictionary, we'll increment this
# value.
curShingleID = 0
# Create a dictionary of the articles, mapping the article identifier (e.g.,
# "t8470") to the list of shingle IDs that appear in the document.
docsAsShingleSets = {};
# Open the data file.
f = open(dataFile, "rU")
docNames = []
t0 = time.time()
totalShingles = 0
for i in range(0, numDocs):
# Read all of the words (they are all on one line) and split them by white
# space.
words = f.readline().split(" ")
# Retrieve the article ID, which is the first word on the line.
docID = words[0]
# Maintain a list of all document IDs.
del words[0]
# 'shinglesInDoc' will hold all of the unique shingle IDs present in the
# current document. If a shingle ID occurs multiple times in the document,
# it will only appear once in the set (this is a property of Python sets).
shinglesInDoc = set()
# For each word in the document...
for index in range(0, len(words) - 2):
# Construct the shingle text by combining three words together.
shingle = words[index] + " " + words[index + 1] + " " + words[index + 2]
# Hash the shingle to a 32-bit integer.
crc = binascii.crc32(shingle) & 0xffffffff
# Add the hash value to the list of shingles for the current document.
# Note that set objects will only add the value to the set if the set
# doesn't already contain it.
# Store the completed list of shingles for this document in the dictionary.
docsAsShingleSets[docID] = shinglesInDoc
# Count the number of shingles across all documents.
totalShingles = totalShingles + (len(words) - 2)
# Close the data file.
# Report how long shingling took.
print '\nShingling ' + str(numDocs) + ' docs took %.2f sec.' % (time.time() - t0)
print '\nAverage shingles per doc: %.2f' % (totalShingles / numDocs)
# =============================================================================
# Define Triangle Matrices
# =============================================================================
# Define virtual Triangle matrices to hold the similarity values. For storing
# similarities between pairs, we only need roughly half the elements of a full
# matrix. Using a triangle matrix requires less than half the memory of a full
# matrix, and can protect the programmer from inadvertently accessing one of
# the empty/invalid cells of a full matrix.
# Calculate the number of elements needed in our triangle matrix
numElems = int(numDocs * (numDocs - 1) / 2)
# Initialize two empty lists to store the similarity values.
# 'JSim' will be for the actual Jaccard Similarity values.
# 'estJSim' will be for the estimated Jaccard Similarities found by comparing
# the MinHash signatures.
JSim = [0 for x in range(numElems)]
estJSim = [0 for x in range(numElems)]
# Define a function to map a 2D matrix coordinate into a 1D index.
def getTriangleIndex(i, j):
# If i == j that's an error.
if i == j:
sys.stderr.write("Can't access triangle matrix with i == j")
# If j < i just swap the values.
if j < i:
temp = i
i = j
j = temp
# Calculate the index within the triangular array.
# This fancy indexing scheme is taken from pg. 211 of:
# But I adapted it for a 0-based index.
# Note: The division by two should not truncate, it
# needs to be a float.
k = int(i * (numDocs - (i + 1) / 2.0) + j - i) - 1
return k
# =============================================================================
# Calculate Jaccard Similarities
# =============================================================================
# In this section, we will directly calculate the Jaccard similarities by
# comparing the sets. This is included here to show how much slower it is than
# the MinHash approach.
# Calculating the Jaccard similarities gets really slow for large numbers
# of documents.
if numDocs <= 2500:
#if True:
print "\nCalculating Jaccard Similarities..."
# Time the calculation.
t0 = time.time()
# For every document pair...
for i in range(0, numDocs):
# Print progress every 100 documents.
if (i % 100) == 0:
print " (" + str(i) + " / " + str(numDocs) + ")"
# Retrieve the set of shingles for document i.
s1 = docsAsShingleSets[docNames[i]]
for j in range(i + 1, numDocs):
# Retrieve the set of shingles for document j.
s2 = docsAsShingleSets[docNames[j]]
# Calculate and store the actual Jaccard similarity.
JSim[getTriangleIndex(i, j)] = (len(s1.intersection(s2)) / len(s1.union(s2)))
# Calculate the elapsed time (in seconds)
elapsed = (time.time() - t0)
print "\nCalculating all Jaccard Similarities took %.2fsec" % elapsed
# Delete the Jaccard Similarities, since it's a pretty big matrix.
del JSim
# =============================================================================
# Generate MinHash Signatures
# =============================================================================
# Time this step.
t0 = time.time()
print '\nGenerating random hash functions...'
# Record the maximum shingle ID that we assigned.
maxShingleID = 2**32-1
# We need the next largest prime number above 'maxShingleID'.
# I looked this value up here:
nextPrime = 4294967311
# Our random hash function will take the form of:
# h(x) = (a*x + b) % c
# Where 'x' is the input value, 'a' and 'b' are random coefficients, and 'c' is
# a prime number just greater than maxShingleID.
# Generate a list of 'k' random coefficients for the random hash functions,
# while ensuring that the same value does not appear multiple times in the
# list.
def pickRandomCoeffs(k):
# Create a list of 'k' random values.
randList = []
while k > 0:
# Get a random shingle ID.
randIndex = random.randint(0, maxShingleID)
# Ensure that each random number is unique.
while randIndex in randList:
randIndex = random.randint(0, maxShingleID)
# Add the random number to the list.
k = k - 1
return randList
# For each of the 'numHashes' hash functions, generate a different coefficient 'a' and 'b'.
coeffA = pickRandomCoeffs(numHashes)
coeffB = pickRandomCoeffs(numHashes)
print '\nGenerating MinHash signatures for all documents...'
# List of documents represented as signature vectors
signatures = []
# Rather than generating a random permutation of all possible shingles,
# we'll just hash the IDs of the shingles that are *actually in the document*,
# then take the lowest resulting hash code value. This corresponds to the index
# of the first shingle that you would have encountered in the random order.
# For each document...
for docID in docNames:
# Get the shingle set for this document.
shingleIDSet = docsAsShingleSets[docID]
# The resulting minhash signature for this document.
signature = []
# For each of the random hash functions...
for i in range(0, numHashes):
# For each of the shingles actually in the document, calculate its hash code
# using hash function 'i'.
# Track the lowest hash ID seen. Initialize 'minHashCode' to be greater than
# the maximum possible value output by the hash.
minHashCode = nextPrime + 1
# For each shingle in the document...
for shingleID in shingleIDSet:
# Evaluate the hash function.
hashCode = (coeffA[i] * shingleID + coeffB[i]) % nextPrime
# Track the lowest hash code seen.
if hashCode < minHashCode:
minHashCode = hashCode
# Add the smallest hash code value as component number 'i' of the signature.
# Store the MinHash signature for this document.
# Calculate the elapsed time (in seconds)
elapsed = (time.time() - t0)
print "\nGenerating MinHash signatures took %.2fsec" % elapsed
# =============================================================================
# Compare All Signatures
# =============================================================================
print '\nComparing all signatures...'
# Creates a N x N matrix initialized to 0.
# Time this step.
t0 = time.time()
# For each of the test documents...
for i in range(0, numDocs):
# Get the MinHash signature for document i.
signature1 = signatures[i]
# For each of the other test documents...
for j in range(i + 1, numDocs):
# Get the MinHash signature for document j.
signature2 = signatures[j]
count = 0
# Count the number of positions in the minhash signature which are equal.
for k in range(0, numHashes):
count = count + (signature1[k] == signature2[k])
# Record the percentage of positions which matched.
estJSim[getTriangleIndex(i, j)] = (count / numHashes)
# Calculate the elapsed time (in seconds)
elapsed = (time.time() - t0)
print "\nComparing MinHash signatures took %.2fsec" % elapsed
# =============================================================================
# Display Similar Document Pairs
# =============================================================================
# Count the true positives and false positives.
tp = 0
fp = 0
threshold = 0.5
print "\nList of Document Pairs with J(d1,d2) more than", threshold
print "Values shown are the estimated Jaccard similarity and the actual"
print "Jaccard similarity.\n"
print " Est. J Act. J"
# For each of the document pairs...
for i in range(0, numDocs):
for j in range(i + 1, numDocs):
# Retrieve the estimated similarity value for this pair.
estJ = estJSim[getTriangleIndex(i, j)]
# If the similarity is above the threshold...
if estJ > threshold:
# Calculate the actual Jaccard similarity for validation.
s1 = docsAsShingleSets[docNames[i]]
s2 = docsAsShingleSets[docNames[j]]
J = (len(s1.intersection(s2)) / len(s1.union(s2)))
# Print out the match and similarity values with pretty spacing.
print " %5s --> %5s %.2f %.2f" % (docNames[i], docNames[j], estJ, J)
# Check whether this is a true positive or false positive.
# We don't need to worry about counting the same true positive twice
# because we implemented the for-loops to only compare each pair once.
if plagiaries[docNames[i]] == docNames[j]:
tp = tp + 1
fp = fp + 1
# Display true positive and false positive counts.
print "True positives: " + str(tp) + " / " + str(int(len(plagiaries.keys()) / 2))
print "False positives: " + str(fp)