Nearest Neighbor Monitoring of Spatial Queries in Wireless Environments

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Executive Summary

In a Wireless data broadcast is a promising technique for information dissemination that leverages the computational capabilities of the mobile devices in order to enhance the scalability of the system. Under this environment, the data are continuously broadcast by the server, interleaved with some indexing information for query processing. Clients may then tune in the broadcast channel and process their queries locally without contacting the server. The authors propose a novel technique, called NNH ("Nearest Neighbor Histograms"), which uses specific histogram structures to improve the performance of NN search algorithms.

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