All in One: Mining Multiple Movement Patterns

Nhathai Phan, Pascal Poncelet, Maguelonne Teisseire

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Recent improvements in positioning technology have led to a much wider availability of massive moving object data. A crucial task is to find the moving objects that travel together. In common, these object sets are called object movement patterns. Due to the emergence of many different kinds of object movement patterns in recent years, different approaches have been proposed to extract them. However, each approach only focuses on mining a specific kind of patterns. It is costly and time consuming to mine and manage various number of patterns, since we have to execute a large number of different pattern mining algorithms. Moreover, we have to execute these algorithms again whenever new data are added to the existing database. To address these issues, we first redefine movement patterns in the itemset context. Second, we propose a unifying approach, named GeT-Move, which uses a frequent closed itemset-based object movement pattern-mining algorithm to mine and manage different patterns. GeT-Move is developed in two versions which are GeT-Move and Incremental GeT-Move. To optimize the efficiency and to free the parameters setting, we further propose a Parameter Free Incremental GeT-Move algorithm. Comprehensive experiments are performed on real and large synthetic datasets to demonstrate the effectiveness and efficiency of our approaches.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1115-1156
Number of pages42
JournalInternational Journal of Information Technology and Decision Making
Issue number5
StatePublished - Sep 1 2016

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Science (miscellaneous)


  • Object movement pattern
  • frequent closed itemset
  • trajectories
  • unifying approach


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