Date Added: Jan 2013
Traffic accidents are an important concern of today's governments and societies, due to the high cost of human and economical resources involved. Data mining has been proven able to significantly help in improving traffic safety. Among several data mining tasks, clustering technique is mostly applied on spatio-temporal data, especially for the traffic data. A number of traffic related paper proposed different clustering techniques for mining the spatio-temporal of traffic accident. However, some difficulties appeared when analyzing these datasets, such as the size of data, the lack of statistical evaluation methods, and interpreting the valuable patterns. With regard to solving this problem, this paper proposes a clustering approach for mining spatio-temporal data of fatal accident using Local Triangular Kernel Clustering (LTKC) algorithm.