On mining movement pattern from mobile users

David Taniar, John Goh

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In the era in which activities performed by mobile users are tracked through various sensing mechanisms, the movement data collected through these sensors is submitted into a data mining algorithm in order to determine the movement pattern. The movement pattern refers to the pattern that mobile users generally take to move from one base location to another base location through multiple intermediate locations. This paper provides a proposal and case study on how the movement pattern can be extracted from mobile users through transforming the user movement database to the location movement database and subsequently transferred to an algorithm Apriori-like movement pattern (AMP) and movement tree (M-tree). The result is a list of sequences in which mobile users frequently go through that which satisfies min-support and min-confidence. The result of this movement pattern mining exercise opens up a new future for the prediction of the movement for the individual mobile user.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)69-86
Number of pages18
JournalInternational Journal of Distributed Sensor Networks
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 2007


  • Data mining
  • Intelligent mobile mining
  • Location technique
  • Mining mobile data
  • Mobile data mining
  • Mobile user data mining
  • Network resource management

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