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An Efficient Query Algorithm for Trajectory Similarity Based on Fréchet Distance Threshold

College of Electronic Science, National University of Defense Technology, Changsha 410073, China
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ISPRS Int. J. Geo-Inf. 2017, 6(11), 326; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijgi6110326
Received: 11 September 2017 / Revised: 2 October 2017 / Accepted: 25 October 2017 / Published: 30 October 2017
The processing and analysis of trajectories are the core of many location-based applications and services, while trajectory similarity is an essential concept regularly used. To address the time-consuming problem of similarity query, an efficient algorithm based on Fréchet distance called Ordered Coverage Judge (OCJ) is proposed, which could realize the filtering query with a given Fréchet distance threshold on large-scale trajectory datasets. The OCJ algorithm can obtain the result set quickly by a two-step operation containing morphological characteristic filtering and ordered coverage judgment. The algorithm is expedient to be implemented in parallel for further increases of speed. Demonstrated by experiments over real trajectory data in a multi-core hardware environment, the new algorithm shows favorable stability and scalability besides its higher efficiency in comparison with traditional serial algorithms and other Fréchet distance algorithms. View Full-Text
Keywords: trajectory similarity; Fréchet distance; query algorithm; parallel computing; Message Passing Interface trajectory similarity; Fréchet distance; query algorithm; parallel computing; Message Passing Interface
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Guo, N.; Ma, M.; Xiong, W.; Chen, L.; Jing, N. An Efficient Query Algorithm for Trajectory Similarity Based on Fréchet Distance Threshold. ISPRS Int. J. Geo-Inf. 2017, 6, 326.

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