Frequent Items Computation over Uncertain Wireless Sensor Network.
ABSTRACT There is an increasing interest in uncertain and probabilistic databases arising in application domains such as sensor networks, information retrieval, mobile object data management, information extraction, and data integration. A range of different approaches have been proposed to find the frequent items in uncertain database. But there is little work on processing such query in distributed, in-network inference, such as sensor network. In sensor network, communication is the primary problem because of limited batteries. In this paper, a synopsis with minimum amount tuples is proposed, which sufficient for answering the top-k query. And this synopsis can be dynamic maintained with new tuples been added. A novel communication efficient algorithm is presented in taking advantage of this synopsis. The test results confirm the effectiveness and efficiency of our approaches.
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Conference Paper: Continuous Probabilistic Count Queries in Wireless Sensor Networks.[Show abstract] [Hide abstract]
ABSTRACT: Count queries in wireless sensor networks (WSNs) report the number of sensor nodes whose measured values satisfy a given predicate. However, measurements in WSNs are typically imprecise due, for instance, to limited accuracy of the sensor hardware. In this context, we present four algorithms for computing continuous probabilistic count queries on a WSN, i.e., given a query Q we compute a probability distribution over the number of sensors satisfying Q’s predicate. These algorithms aim at maximizing the lifetime of the sensors by minimizing the communication overhead and data processing cost. Our performance evaluation shows that by using a distributed and incremental approach we are able to reduce the number of message transfers within the WSN by up to a factor of 5 when compared to a straightforward centralized algorithm.Advances in Spatial and Temporal Databases - 12th International Symposium, SSTD 2011, Minneapolis, MN, USA, August 24-26, 2011, Proceedings; 01/2011