Clustering moving objects

Yifan Li, Jiawei Han, Jiong Yang

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Abstract

Due to the advances in positioning technologies, the real time information of moving objects becomes increasingly available, which has posed new challenges to the database research. As a long-standing technique to identify overall distribution patterns in data, clustering has achieved brilliant successes in analyzing static datasets. In this paper, we study the problem of clustering moving objects, which could catch interesting pattern changes during the motion process and provide better insight into the essence of the mobile data points. In order to catch the spatial-temporal regularities of moving objects and handle large amounts of data, micro-clustering [20] is employed. Efficient techniques are proposed to keep the moving micro-clusters geographically small. Important events such as the collisions among moving micro-clusters are also identified. In this way, high quality moving micro-clusters are dynamically maintained, which leads to fast and competitive clustering result at any given time instance. We validate our approaches with a through experimental evaluation, where orders of magnitude improvement on running time is observed over normal K-Means clustering method.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationKDD-2004 - Proceedings of the Tenth ACM SIGKDD International Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Pages617-622
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)1581138881, 9781581138887
DOIs
StatePublished - 2004
EventKDD-2004 - Proceedings of the Tenth ACM SIGKDD International Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining - Seattle, WA, United States
Duration: Aug 22 2004Aug 25 2004

Publication series

NameKDD-2004 - Proceedings of the Tenth ACM SIGKDD International Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining

Other

OtherKDD-2004 - Proceedings of the Tenth ACM SIGKDD International Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySeattle, WA
Period8/22/048/25/04

Keywords

  • Algorithms
  • Clustering
  • Micro-cluster
  • Moving object

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Engineering

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