A system for region search and exploration

Kaiyu Feng, Kaiqi Zhao, Yiding Liu, Gao Cong
2016 Proceedings of the VLDB Endowment  
With the increasing popularity of mobile devices and location based services, massive amount of geo-textual data (e.g., geo-tagged tweets) is being generated everyday. Compared with traditional spatial data, the textual dimension of geo-textual data greatly enriches the data. Meanwhile, the spatial dimension of geo-textual data also adds a semantically rich new aspect to textual data. The large volume, together with its rich semantics, calls for the need for data exploration. First, it has many
more » ... applications to retrieve a region for exploration that satisfies user-specified conditions (e.g., the size and shape of the region) while maximizing some other conditions (e.g., the relevance to the query keywords of the objects in the region). Second, it is useful to mine and explore the topics of the geo-textual data within a (specified or retrieved) region and perhaps a timespan. This demonstration proposal presents the main ideas of our system, the RegIon Search and Exploration System (RISE), for efficiently supporting region search and exploration, and our demonstration plan.
doi:10.14778/3007263.3007306 fatcat:py4ujjdu4jftxb4djrrjjtl7x4