- Volume 7 Issue 11
Sequence matching in time-series databases is an operation that finds the data sequences whose changing patterns are similar to that of a query sequence. Typically, sequence matching hires a multi-dimensional index for its efficient processing. In order to alleviate the dimensionality curse problem of the multi-dimensional index in high-dimensional cases, the previous methods for sequence matching apply the Discrete Fourier Transform(DFT) to data sequences, and take only the first two or three DFT coefficients as organizing attributes of the multi-dimensional index. This paper first points out the problems in such simple methods taking the firs two or three coefficients, and proposes a novel solution to construct the optimal multi -dimensional index. The proposed method analyzes the characteristics of a target database, and identifies the organizing attributes having the best discrimination power based on the analysis. It also determines the optimal number of organizing attributes for efficient sequence matching by using a cost model. To show the effectiveness of the proposed method, we perform a series of experiments. The results show that the Proposed method outperforms the previous ones significantly.