Using an Adaptive Search Tree to Predict User Location

Sechang Oh
Volume: 8, No: 3, Page: 437 ~ 444, Year: 2012
Keywords: Location Prediction, Learning System, Search Tree, Context-Awareness
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In this paper, we propose a method for predicting a user’s location based on their past movement patterns. There is no restriction on the length of past movement patterns when using this method to predict the current location. For this purpose, a modified search tree has been devised. The search tree is constructed in an effective manner while it additionally learns the movement patterns of a user one by one. In fact, the time complexity of the learning process for a movement pattern is linear. In this process, the search tree expands to take into consideration more details about the movement patterns when a pattern that conflicts with an existing trained pattern is found. In this manner, the search tree is trained to make an exact matching, as needed, for location prediction. In the experiments, the results showed that this method is highly accurate in comparison with more complex and sophisticated methods. Also, the accuracy deviation of users of this method is significantly lower than for any other methods. This means that this method is highly stable for the variations of behavioral patterns as compared to any other method. Finally, 1.47 locations were considered on average for making a prediction with this method. This shows that the prediction process is very efficient

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IEEE Style
S. Oh, "Using an Adaptive Search Tree to Predict User Location," Journal of Information Processing Systems, vol. 8, no. 3, pp. 437~444, 2012. DOI: 10.3745/JIPS.2012.8.3.437.

ACM Style
Sechang Oh. 2012. Using an Adaptive Search Tree to Predict User Location, Journal of Information Processing Systems, 8, 3, (2012), 437~444. DOI: 10.3745/JIPS.2012.8.3.437.