Discovering Frequent Patterns on Agrometeorological Data with TrieMotif

Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing book series (LNBIP, volume 227)


The “food safety” issue has concerned governments from several countries. The accurate monitoring of agriculture have become important specially due to climate change impacts. In this context, the development of new technologies for monitoring are crucial. Finding previously unknown patterns that frequently occur on time series, known as motifs, is a core task to mine the collected data. In this work we present a method that allows a fast and accurate time series motif discovery. From the experiments we can see that our approach is able to efficiently find motifs even when the size of the time series goes longer. We also evaluated our method using real data time series extracted from remote sensing images regarding sugarcane crops. Our proposed method was able to find relevant patterns, as sugarcane cycles and other land covers inside the same area, which are really useful for data analysis.


Time series Frequent motif Remote sensing image 



The authors are grateful for the financial support granted by FAPESP, CNPq, CAPES, SticAmsud and Embrapa Agricultural Informatics, Cepagri/Unicamp and Agritempo for data.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute of Mathematics and Computer ScienceUniversity of São PauloSão CarlosBrazil
  2. 2.Cepagri-UnicampCampinasBrazil
  3. 3.Embrapa Agriculture InformaticsCampinasBrazil

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