Several cities have built on-the-ground air quality monitoring stations to measure daily concentration of air pollutants, like PM10 and NO2. The identification of the causalities for air pollution will help governments' decision-making on mitigating air pollution and on prioritizing recommendations. This paper presents a two-level methodology based on unsupervised analytics methods, named PANDA, to discover interesting insights from air quality-related data. First, PANDA discovers groups of pollutants that have occurred with similar concentrations. Then, each cluster is locally characterized through three forms of human-readable knowledge to provide interesting correlations between air pollution and meteorological conditions at different abstraction level. As a case study, PANDA has been validated on real pollutant measurements collected in a major Italian city. Preliminary experimental results show that PANDA is effective in discovering cohesive and well-separated groups of similar concentrations of pollutants along with different forms of interpretable correlations among air pollution and weather data.

Characterizing Air-Quality Data Through Unsupervised Analytics Methods / ELENA, DARAIO; DI CORSO, EVELINA; CERQUITELLI, TANIA; CHIUSANO, SILVIA ANNA. - ELETTRONICO. - (2018), pp. 205-217. ((Intervento presentato al convegno New Trends in Databases and Information Systems tenutosi a Budapest, Hungary nel September, 2-5, 2018 [10.1007/978-3-030-00063-9_20].

Characterizing Air-Quality Data Through Unsupervised Analytics Methods

DARAIO, ELENA;Evelina Di Corso;Tania Cerquitelli;Silvia Chiusano
2018

Abstract

Several cities have built on-the-ground air quality monitoring stations to measure daily concentration of air pollutants, like PM10 and NO2. The identification of the causalities for air pollution will help governments' decision-making on mitigating air pollution and on prioritizing recommendations. This paper presents a two-level methodology based on unsupervised analytics methods, named PANDA, to discover interesting insights from air quality-related data. First, PANDA discovers groups of pollutants that have occurred with similar concentrations. Then, each cluster is locally characterized through three forms of human-readable knowledge to provide interesting correlations between air pollution and meteorological conditions at different abstraction level. As a case study, PANDA has been validated on real pollutant measurements collected in a major Italian city. Preliminary experimental results show that PANDA is effective in discovering cohesive and well-separated groups of similar concentrations of pollutants along with different forms of interpretable correlations among air pollution and weather data.
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