13 March 1996 Indexing and retrieving point and region objects
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R-tree and its variants are examples of spatial data structures for paged-secondary memory. To process a query, these structures require multiple path traversals. In this paper, we present a new image access method, SB+-tree which requires a single path traversal to process a query. Also, SB+-tree will allow commercial databases an access method for spatial objects without a major change, since most commercial databases already support B+-tree as an access method for text data. The SB+-tree can be used for zero and non-zero size data objects. Non-zero size objects are approximated by their minimum bounding rectangles (MBRs). The number of SB+-trees generated is dependent upon the number of dimensions of the approximation of the object. The structure supports efficient spatial operations such as regions-overlap, distance and direction. In this paper, we experimentally and analytically demonstrate the superiority of SB+-tree over R-tree.
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Azzam T. Ibrahim, Farshad A. Fotouhi, "Indexing and retrieving point and region objects", Proc. SPIE 2670, Storage and Retrieval for Still Image and Video Databases IV, (13 March 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.234812; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.234812


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