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Li, Xin (2006) INCREMENTAL QUERY PROCESSING IN INFORMATION FUSION SYSTEMS. Doctoral Dissertation, University of Pittsburgh. (Unpublished)

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This dissertation studies the methodology and techniques of information retrieval in fusion systems where information referring to same objects is assessed on the basis of data from multiple heterogeneous data sources. A wide range of important applications can be categorized as information fusion systems e.g. multisensor surveillance system, local search system, multisource medical diagnose system, and so on. Up to the time of this dissertation, most information retrieval methods in fusion systems are highly domain specific, and most query systems do not address fusion problem with enough efforts. In this dissertation, I describe a broadly applicable query based information retrieval approach in general fusion systems: user information needs are interpreted as fusion queries, and the query processing techniques e.g. source dependence graph (SDG), query refinement and optimization are described. Aiming to remove the query building bottleneck, a novel incremental query method is proposed, which can eliminate the accumulated complexity in query building as well as in query execution. Query pattern is defined to capture and reuse repeated structures in the incremental queries. Several new techniques for query pattern matching and learning are described in detail. Some important experiments in a real-world multisensor fusion system, i.e. the intelligent vehicle tracking (IVET) system, have been presented to validate the proposed methodology and techniques.


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Item Type: University of Pittsburgh ETD
Status: Unpublished
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TitleMemberEmail AddressPitt UsernameORCID
Committee ChairChang, Shi-Kuochang@cs.pitt.eduSCHANG
Committee MemberLabrinidis, Alexandroslabrinid@cs.pitt.eduLABRINID
Committee MemberLi, Ching-Chungccl@ee.pitt.eduCCL
Committee MemberWiebe, Janycewiebe@cs.pitt.eduJMW106
Date: 2 June 2006
Date Type: Completion
Defense Date: 23 February 2006
Approval Date: 2 June 2006
Submission Date: 5 April 2006
Access Restriction: No restriction; Release the ETD for access worldwide immediately.
Institution: University of Pittsburgh
Schools and Programs: Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences > Computer Science
Degree: PhD - Doctor of Philosophy
Thesis Type: Doctoral Dissertation
Refereed: Yes
Uncontrolled Keywords: Incremental Query; Information Fusion; Query Pattern; Query Processing
Other ID:, etd-04052006-145601
Date Deposited: 10 Nov 2011 19:34
Last Modified: 15 Nov 2016 13:38


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