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Title: Group nearest neighbor queries
Authors: Papadias, Dimitris
Shen, Qiongmao
Tao, Yufei
Mouratidis, Kyriakos
Keywords: Group nearest neighbor
GNN query
Euclidean distance
Issue Date: Apr-2004
Citation: 20th International Conference on Data Engineering, p. 301-312
Abstract: Given two sets of points P and Q, a group nearest neighbor (GNN) query retrieves the point(s) of P with the smallest sum of distances to all points in Q. Consider, for instance, three users at locations q1, q2 and q3 that want to find a meeting point (e.g., a restaurant); the corresponding query returns the data point p that minimizes the sum of Euclidean distances |pqi| for 1≤i≤3. Assuming that Q fits in memory and P is indexed by an R-tree, we propose several algorithms for finding the group nearest neighbors efficiently. As a second step, we extend our techniques for situations where Q cannot fit in memory, covering both indexed and non-indexed query points. An experimental evaluation identifies the best alternative based on the data and query properties.
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