The Spatial Nearest Neighbor Skyline Queries

Nasrin Mazaheri Soudani, Ahmad Baraani-Dastgerdi

User preference queries are very important in spatial databases. With the help of these queries, one can found best location among points saved in database. In many situation users evaluate quality of a location with its distance from its nearest neighbor among a special set of points. There has been less attention about evaluating a location with its distance to nearest neighbors in spatial user preference queries. This problem has application in many domains such as service recommendation systems and investment planning. Related works in this field are based on top-k queries. The problem with top-k queries is that user must set weights for attributes and a function for aggregating them. This is hard for him in most cases. In this paper a new type of user preference queries called spatial nearest neighbor skyline queries will be introduced in which user has some sets of points as query parameters. For each point in database attributes are its distances to the nearest neighbors from each set of query points. By separating this query as a subset of dynamic skyline queries N2S2 algorithm is provided for computing it. This algorithm has good performance compared with the general branch and bound algorithm for skyline queries.

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