Identifying skeletal information of activity patterns of a group

C.H. Joh, T.A. Arentze, H.J.P. Timmermans

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String-alignment techniques, which were originally introduced in biology to measure similarity between DNA strings or protein sequences, find increasing application in travel behavior research to analyze activity/travel patterns. In this paper, we explore a method to identify common elements, referred to as skeletons, in multi-dimensional activity patterns by using a multi-dimensional string alignment technique the authors previously developed. We show how the new method identifies the skeletal information of the multi-dimensional activity patterns of a group and describe the results of an application to an activity diary set. The analysis reveals structural patterns in the activity patterns and well-interpretable differences in patterns between males and females. We conclude that the new method offers a promising approach to activity analysis.
Originele taal-2Engels
TitelProceedings of the TRB 86th Annual Meeting Compendium of Papers CD-ROM, 21-25 January 2007, Washington DC, United States
Plaats van productieWashington, DC
UitgeverijTransportation research record
Pagina'sPaper #07-2772
StatusGepubliceerd - 2007
Evenement86th Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting - Washington, Verenigde Staten van Amerika
Duur: 21 jan. 200725 jan. 2007


Congres86th Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting
Land/RegioVerenigde Staten van Amerika
AnderTRB 86th annual meeting


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