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2015 IEEE 31st International Conference on Data Engineering (ICDE) (2015)
Seoul, South Korea
April 13, 2015 to April 17, 2015
ISBN: 978-1-4799-7964-6
pp: 975-986
Bolong Zheng , University of Queensland, Australia
Nicholas Jing Yuan , Microsoft Research Asia, Beijing, China
Kai Zheng , University of Queensland, Australia
Xing Xie , Microsoft Research Asia, Beijing, China
Shazia Sadiq , University of Queensland, Australia
Xiaofang Zhou , University of Queensland, Australia
ABSTRACT
Driven by the advances in location positioning techniques and the popularity of location sharing services, semantic enriched trajectory data have become unprecedentedly available. While finding relevant Point-of-Interest (POIs) based on users' locations and query keywords has been extensively studied in the past years, it is largely untouched to explore the keyword queries in the context of semantic trajectory database. In this paper, we study the problem of approximate keyword search in massive semantic trajectories. Given a set of query keywords, an approximate keyword query of semantic trajectory (AKQST) returns k trajectories that contain the most relevant keywords to the query and yield the least travel effort in the meantime. The main difference between AKQST and conventional spatial keyword queries is that there is no query location in AKQST, which means the search area cannot be localized. To capture the travel effort in the context of query keywords, a novel utility function, called spatio-textual utility function, is first defined. Then we develop a hybrid index structure called GiKi to organize the trajectories hierarchically, which enables pruning the search space by spatial and textual similarity simultaneously. Finally an efficient search algorithm and fast evaluation of the minimum value of spatio-textual utility function are proposed. The results of our empirical studies based on real check-in datasets demonstrate that our proposed index and algorithms can achieve good scalability.
INDEX TERMS
Trajectory, Semantics, Indexes, Keyword search, Approximation algorithms, Partitioning algorithms
CITATION
Bolong Zheng, Nicholas Jing Yuan, Kai Zheng, Xing Xie, Shazia Sadiq, Xiaofang Zhou, "Approximate keyword search in semantic trajectory database", 2015 IEEE 31st International Conference on Data Engineering (ICDE), vol. 00, no. , pp. 975-986, 2015, doi:10.1109/ICDE.2015.7113349
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