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Monitoring predefined patterns in streaming time series is useful to applications such as trend-related analysis, sensor networks and video surveillance. Most current studies on such monitoring employ Euclidean distance to calculate the similarities between given query patterns and subsequences of streaming time series. Euclidean distance has been shown to(More)
There is a trend that, virtually everyone, ranging from big Web companies to traditional enterprisers to physical science researchers to social scientists, is either already experiencing or anticipating unprecedented growth in the amount of data available in their world, as well as new opportunities and great untapped value. This paper reviews big data(More)
Supported by the technical advances and the commercial success of GPS-enabled mobile devices, geo-tagged photos have drawn plenteous attention in research community. The explosive growth of geo-tagged photos enables many large-scale applications, such as location-based photo browsing, landmark recognition, etc. Meanwhile, as the number of geo-tagged photos(More)
There are many entity-attribute tables on the Web that can be utilized for enriching the entities of knowledge bases (KBs). This requires the schema mapping (matching) between the Web tables and the huge KBs. Existing solutions on schema mapping are inadequate for mapping a Web table and a KB, because of many reasons such as (1) there are many duplicates of(More)
Given a set of facility objects and a set of client objects, where each client is served by her nearest facility and each facility is constrained by a service capacity, we study how to find all the locations on which if a new facility with a given capacity is established, the number of served clients is maximized (in other words, the utility of the(More)
Entity search is to retrieve a ranked list of named entities of target types to a given query. In this paper, we propose an approach of entity search by formalizing both context matching and category matching. In addition, we propose a result re-ranking strategy that can be easily adapted to achieve a hybrid of two context matching strategies. Experiments(More)
The string similarity join is a basic operation of many applications that need to find all string pairs from a collection given a similarity function and a user-specified threshold. Recently, there has been considerable interest in designing new algorithms with the assistant of an inverted index to support efficient string similarity joins. These algorithms(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the results of excimer retreatment for undercorrection or regression after laser in situ keratomileusis (LASIK). METHODS Eight-eight eyes received retreatment for undercorrection or regression after first LASIK (FLASIK) in 2 149 eyes in our photorefractive keratotectomy (PRK)/LASIK center from March, 1996 to July, 1999. They were(More)
Moving range query over RFID data streams is one of the most important spatio-temporal queries to support valuable information analysis. However, the location uncertainty challenges the query strategy. In this paper, we propose a probability evaluation model in the RFID-enabled monitoring environments and discuss the query optimization techniques under the(More)