Bloom Filters In true fashion to Stigler’s Law of Eponymy (no scientific discovery is named after its original discoverer ), Ross Ashby (1960) did a probabilistic analysis of Calvin Mooers’s Zatocoding (1947) (coding system for library cards). This predates Burton Bloom’s work (1970).
Motivation A Bloom filter for a set \(X: \{x_1, x_2, …, x_n\} \) from some universe \(\mathbb{U}\) allows one to test whether a given item \(x \in \mathbb{B}\) is an element of \(X\)....