DoSTra: Discovering Common Behaviors of Objects Using the Duration of Staying on Each Location of Trajectories

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Since semantic trajectories can discover more semantic meanings of a user’s interests without geographic restrictions, research on semantic trajectories has attracted a lot of attentions in recent years. Most existing work discover the similar behavior of moving objects through analysis of their semantic trajectory pattern, that is, sequences of locations. However, this kind of trajectories without considering the duration of staying on a location limits wild applications. For example, Tom and Anne have a common pattern of Home Restaurant Company Restaurant , but they are not similar, since Tom works at Restaurant , sends snack to someone at Company and return to Restaurant while Anne has breakfast at Restaurant , works at Company and has lunch at Restaurant . If we consider duration of staying on each location we can easily to differentiate their behaviors. In this paper, we propose a novel approach for discovering common behaviors by considering the duration of staying on each location of trajectories (DoSTra). Our approach can be used to detect the group that has similar lifestyle, habit or behavior patterns and predict the future locations of moving objects. We evaluate the experiment based on synthetic dataset, which demonstrates the high effectiveness and efficiency of the proposed method.

Mining useful Macro-actions in Planning Artificial Intelligence

Abstract--Planning has achieved significant progress in recent years. Among the various approaches to scale up plan synthesis, the use of macro-actions has been widely explored. As a first stage towards the development of a solution to learn online macro-actions, we propose an algorithm to identify useful macroactions based on data mining techniques. The integration in the planning search of these learned macro-actions shows significant improvements over six classical planning benchmarks. Automated planning is an area of Artificial Intelligence that comes up with the challenge of devising systems that can autonomously find a plan to reach a set of goals. In classical planning, a problem is composed of an initial state, a goal specification and a set of actions.

An introduction to frequent pattern mining - The Data Mining Blog


In this blog post, I will give a brief overview of an important subfield of data mining that is called pattern mining. Pattern mining consists of using/developing data mining algorithms to discover interesting, unexpected and useful patterns in databases. Pattern mining algorithms can be applied on various types of data such as transaction databases, sequence databases, streams, strings, spatial data, graphs, etc. Pattern mining algorithms can be designed to discover various types of patterns: subgraphs, associations, indirect associations, trends, periodic patterns, sequential rules, lattices, sequential patterns, high-utility patterns, etc. But what is an interesting pattern? For example, some researchers define an interesting pattern as a pattern that appears frequently in a database.

Fast and Memory-Efficient Significant Pattern Mining via Permutation Testing Machine Learning

We present a novel algorithm, Westfall-Young light, for detecting patterns, such as itemsets and subgraphs, which are statistically significantly enriched in one of two classes. Our method corrects rigorously for multiple hypothesis testing and correlations between patterns through the Westfall-Young permutation procedure, which empirically estimates the null distribution of pattern frequencies in each class via permutations. In our experiments, Westfall-Young light dramatically outperforms the current state-of-the-art approach in terms of both runtime and memory efficiency on popular real-world benchmark datasets for pattern mining. The key to this efficiency is that unlike all existing methods, our algorithm neither needs to solve the underlying frequent itemset mining problem anew for each permutation nor needs to store the occurrence list of all frequent patterns. Westfall-Young light opens the door to significant pattern mining on large datasets that previously led to prohibitive runtime or memory costs.

Faster big-data analysis with world-class pattern mining technologies


A research team at Korea's Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science and Technology (DGIST) succeeded in analyzing big data up to 1,000 times faster than existing technology by using GPU-based'GMiner' technology. The finding of big data pattern analysis is expected to be utilized in various industries including the finance and IT sectors. An international team of researchers, led by Professor Min-Soo Kim from Department of Information and Communication Engineering developed'GMiner' technology that can analyze big data patterns at high speed. GMiner technology exhibits performance up to 1,000 times faster than the world's current best pattern mining technology. Pattern mining technology identifies all important patterns that appear repeatedly in the big data of various fields such as buying goods at mega-marts, banking transactions, network packets, and social networks.