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Bitmap approach to trend clustering for prediction in time series databases
Author(s): Jong P. Yoon; Yixin Luo; Junghyun Nam
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Paper Abstract

This paper describes a bitmap approach to clustering and prediction of trends in time-series databases. Similar trend patterns, rather than similar data patterns, are extracted from time-series database. We consider four types of matches: (1) Exact match, (2) Similarity match, (3) Exact match by shift, and (4) Similarity match by shift. Each pair of time-series data may be matched in one of these four types if this pair is similar one to another, by similarity (or sim) notion over a threshold. Matched data can be clustered by the same way of matching. To improve performance, we use the notion of center of a cluster. The radius of a cluster is used to determine whether a given time-series data is included in the cluster. We also use a new notion of dissimilarity, called dissim, to make accurate clusters. It is likely that a time-series data is in one cluster rather than in another by using both notions, sim and dissim: a data is similar to one cluster while it is dissimilar to another. For a trend sequence, the cluster that is dissimilar to that sequence is called dissimilar- cluster. The contribution of this paper includes (1) clustering by using not only similarity match but also dissimilarity match. In this way we prevent any positive and negative failures. (2) Prediction by using not only similar trend sequences but also dissimilar trend sequences. (3) A bitmap approach can improve performance of clustering and prediction.

Paper Details

Date Published: 27 March 2001
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 4384, Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery: Theory, Tools, and Technology III, (27 March 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.421085
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Jong P. Yoon, Univ. of Louisiana/Lafayette (United States)
Yixin Luo, Southern Univ. at Baton Rouge (United States)
Junghyun Nam, Univ. of Louisiana/Lafayette (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4384:
Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery: Theory, Tools, and Technology III
Belur V. Dasarathy, Editor(s)

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