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Teradata® Vantage Machine Learning Engine Analytic Function Reference

Teradata Vantage
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May 2019
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Programming Reference
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English (United States)

The PSALSA (Personalized SALSA) function is a SQL-GR function that evaluates the similarity of nodes in a bipartite graph according to their proximity. The typical application of PSALSA is for recommendation.

The PSALSA function assigns numerical scores (between 0 and 1) to the vertices on both sides of the bipartite graph for each seed (hub) vertex. Also, for each seed vertex, the function outputs K hub/authority vertices with highest score.

The score assigned by PSALSA to a node defines the probability of visiting the node by a random walk with a restart from a seed node.