By Topic

Object-based directional query processing in spatial databases

Sign In

Cookies must be enabled to login.After enabling cookies , please use refresh or reload or ctrl+f5 on the browser for the login options.

Formats Non-Member Member
$31 $13
Learn how you can qualify for the best price for this item!
Become an IEEE Member or Subscribe to
IEEE Xplore for exclusive pricing!
close button

puzzle piece

IEEE membership options for an individual and IEEE Xplore subscriptions for an organization offer the most affordable access to essential journal articles, conference papers, standards, eBooks, and eLearning courses.

Learn more about:

IEEE membership

IEEE Xplore subscriptions

3 Author(s)
Xuan Liu ; IBM Thomas J. Watson Res. Center, Hawthorne, NY, USA ; Shashi Shekhar ; Chawla, S.

Direction-based spatial relationships are critical in many domains, including geographic information systems (GIS) and image interpretation. They are also frequently used as selection conditions in spatial queries. In this paper, we explore the processing of object-based direction queries and propose a new open shape-based strategy (OSS). OSS models the direction region as an open shape and converts the processing of the direction predicates into the processing of topological operations between open shapes and closed geometry objects. The proposed strategy OSS makes it unnecessary to know the boundary of the embedding world and also eliminates the computation related to the world boundary. OSS reduces both I/O and CPU costs by greatly improving the filtering effectiveness. Our experimental evaluation shows that OSS consistently outperforms classical range query strategies (RQS) while the degree of performance improvement varies by several parameters. Experimental results also demonstrate that OSS is more scalable than RQS for large data sets.

Published in:

Knowledge and Data Engineering, IEEE Transactions on  (Volume:15 ,  Issue: 2 )