Inverse Queries for Multidimensional Spaces
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- Bernecker T. et al. (2011) Inverse Queries for Multidimensional Spaces. In: Pfoser D. et al. (eds) Advances in Spatial and Temporal Databases. SSTD 2011. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 6849. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
Traditional spatial queries return, for a given query object q, all database objects that satisfy a given predicate, such as epsilon range and k-nearest neighbors. This paper defines and studies inverse spatial queries, which, given a subset of database objects Q and a query predicate, return all objects which, if used as query objects with the predicate, contain Q in their result. We first show a straightforward solution for answering inverse spatial queries for any query predicate. Then, we propose a filter-and-refinement framework that can be used to improve efficiency. We show how to apply this framework on a variety of inverse queries, using appropriate space pruning strategies. In particular, we propose solutions for inverse epsilon range queries, inverse k-nearest neighbor queries, and inverse skyline queries. Our experiments show that our framework is significantly more efficient than naive approaches.
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