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Issue No. 03 - March (2015 vol. 27)
ISSN: 1041-4347
pp: 866-879
Zhi-Jie Wang , Shanghai Key Laboratory of Scalable Computing and Systems, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, China
Dong-Hua Wang , Research and Development Department, NetEase, Inc., Guangzhou, Guangdon, China
Bin Yao , Shanghai Key Laboratory of Scalable Computing and Systems, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, China
Minyi Guo , Shanghai Key Laboratory of Scalable Computing and Systems, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, China
ABSTRACT
Probabilistic range query (PRQ) over uncertain moving objects has attracted much attentions in recent years. Most of existing works focus on the PRQ for objects moving freely in two-dimensional (2D) space. In contrast, this paper studies the PRQ over objects moving in a constrained 2D space where objects are forbidden to be located in some specific areas. We dub it the constrained space probabilistic range query (CSPRQ). We analyze its unique properties and show that to process the CSPRQ using a straightforward solution is infeasible. The key idea of our solution is to use a strategy called pre-approximation that can reduce the initial problem to a highly simplified version, implying that it makes the rest of steps easy to tackle. In particular, this strategy itself is pretty simple and easy to implement. Furthermore, motivated by the cost analysis, we further optimize our solution. The optimizations are mainly based on two insights: (i) the number of effective subdivisions is no more than 1; and (ii) an entity with the larger span is more likely to subdivide a single region. We demonstrate the effectiveness and efficiency of our proposed approaches through extensive experiments under various experimental settings, and highlight an extra finding—the precomputation based method suffers a non-trivial preprocessing time, which offers an important indication sign for the future research.
INDEX TERMS
Uncertainty, Computational modeling, Probabilistic logic, Probability density function, Adaptation models, Trajectory, Solid modeling
CITATION

Z. Wang, D. Wang, B. Yao and M. Guo, "Probabilistic Range Query over Uncertain Moving Objects in Constrained Two-Dimensional Space," in IEEE Transactions on Knowledge & Data Engineering, vol. 27, no. 3, pp. 866-879, 2015.
doi:10.1109/TKDE.2014.2345402
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