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Who invented the MinHash technique?

(a) Weiner

(b) Samuel F. B. Morse

(c) Friedrich Clemens Gerke

(d) Andrei Broder

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The correct answer is (d) Andrei Broder

Easiest explanation - In computer science as well as data mining, to find the similarity between two given sets, a technique called MinHash or min-wise independent permutation scheme is used. It helps in the quick estimation of the similarity between two sets. It was invented by Andrei Broder in 1997.

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