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User-centric recommendation-based approximate information retrieval from marine sensor data

conference contribution
posted on 2023-05-23, 07:07 authored by Chen, Zhao, Shahriar, MS, Byeong KangByeong Kang
Due to the wide use of low-cost sensors in environmental monitoring, there is an increasing concern on the stability of marine sen- sor network (MSN) and reliability of data collected. With the dramatic growth of data collected with high sampling frequency from MSN, the query answering for environment phenomenon at a specific time is in- evitably compromised. This study proposes a simple approximate query answering system to improve query answering service, which is motivated by sea water temperature data collected in Tasmania Marine Analysis and Network (TasMAN). The paper first analyses the problems of spe- cial interest in missing readings in time series of sea water temperature. Some current practices on approximate query answering and forecasting are reviewed, and after that some methods of gap filling and forecasting (e.g. Linear Regression (LR), Quadratic Polynomial Regression (QPR), Moving Average (MA) and Autoregressive Integrated Moving Average (ARIMA)) are introduced in designing the simple approximate query answering system. It is followed by experiments on gap filling of time series with artificial noise made in the original time series. Finally, the comparison of different algorithms in terms of accuracy, computation time, extensibility (i.e. scalability) is presented with recommendations. The significance of this research lies in the evaluation of different sim- ple methods in forecasting and gap filling in real time series, which may contribute to studies in time series analysis and knowledge discovery, especially in marine science domain.


Publication title

Proceedings of the12th Pacific Rim Knowledge Acquisition Workshop


D Richards & B H Kang






School of Information and Communication Technology


Springer- Verlag

Place of publication

Berlin Heidelberg

Event title

12th Pacific Rim Knowledge Acquisition Workshop (PKAW 2012)

Event Venue

Kuching, Malaysia

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Copyright 2012 Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg

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Socio-economic Objectives

Information systems, technologies and services not elsewhere classified