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JSW 2016 Vol.11(12): 1199-1206 ISSN: 1796-217X
doi: 10.17706/jsw.11.12.1199-1206

Querying Spatiotemporal Data Based on XML Twig Pattern

Luyi Bai, Yin Li, Jiemin Liu*
College of Information Science and Engineering, Northeastern University, Shenyang 110819, China.

Abstract—With the increasing applications based on location, researches on spatiotemporal data, especially queries of spatiotemporal data have attracted a lot of attention. XML, as a standard language of information exchanging over the Web, has the ability to query spatiotemporal data. In this paper, we propose an algorithm, TwigStackSP, for matching a spatiotemporal XML query twig pattern. We represent spatiotemporal data by adding spatial and temporal attributes in general data and extend region coding scheme to filter the nodes in P-C relationship. Our technique uses a chain of linked stacks to compactly represent partial results to root-to-leaf query paths, which are then composed to obtain matches for the twig pattern. It can be proved that TwigStackSP is I/O and CPU optimal when there are no text nodes in P-C relationship of twig pattern.

Index Terms—Spatiotemporal data, query, region encoding scheme, XML twig pattern.

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Cite: Luyi Bai, Yin Li, Jiemin Liu, "Querying Spatiotemporal Data Based on XML Twig Pattern," Journal of Software vol. 11, no. 12, pp. 1199-1206, 2016.

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