Project details for Salad

Screenshot Salad 0.4.1

by chwress - December 17, 2013, 16:05:06 CET [ Project Homepage BibTeX BibTeX for corresponding Paper Download ]

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Letter Salad or Salad for short, is an efficient and flexible implementation of the well-known anomaly detection method Anagram by Wang et al. (RAID 2006).

Salad is based on n-gram models, that is, data is represented as all its substrings of length n. During training these n-grams are stored in a Bloom filter. This enables the detector to represent a large number of n-grams in little memory and still being able to efficiently access the data. Salad extends Anagram by allowing various n-gram types, a 2-class version of the detector for classification and various model analysis modes.

Changes to previous version:

Fixes a critical bug that rendered the 0.4.0 release pretty much unusable

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Corresponding Paper BibTeX Entry: Download
URL: Project Homepage
Supported Operating Systems: Linux, Windows, Unix, Posix, Mac Os X
Data Formats: Binary, Txt
Tags: Sequence Analysis, Sparse Learning
Archive: download here

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Version Changelog Date

Lots and lots of cool new features and bugfixes ;)

  • Refinements to the user interface: This includes a progress indicator, colors, etc.
  • Determine the expected error (salad-inspect)
  • Enable the user to echo the used parametrization: salad [train|predict|inspect] --echo-params
  • Allow to set the input batch size as program argument: salad [train|predict|inspect] --batch-size
  • libsalad: The library allows to access salad's basic functions
  • Installers and precompiled binaries: Windows installer, Debian (ppa:chwress/salad) & RPM packages as well a generic linux installers.
  • Various minor bug fixes
  • Support for "length at end" zip files
  • Improve salad's usage in a 2-class setting: salad [train|predict|inspect] --input-filter
August 22, 2014, 17:54:56

Fixes a bug in prediction mode for the use of archives when -DUSE_NETWORK=ON

August 11, 2014, 11:16:49

Fixes a bug in the unit testing framework on Windows

December 25, 2013, 08:00:12

Fixes a critical bug that rendered the 0.4.0 release pretty much unusable

December 17, 2013, 16:05:06

Support for processing network dumps and capturing packets and streams directly from network interfaces. Furthermore we integrated unit tests, established a logging infrastructure for more consistent output and fixed various bugs.

November 28, 2013, 16:13:40

Initial Announcement on

October 15, 2013, 11:00:26


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