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Aditya Parameswaran
Aditya Parameswaran

Visual Data Exploration: A Fertile Ground for Data Management Research

Analytics, data exploration, Databases No Comment

Information visualization is an essential tool in the arsenal of a data scientist: visualizations help identify trends and patterns, spot outliers and anomalies, and verify hypotheses. Moreover, visualizations are visceral and intuitive: they tell us stories about our data; they educate, delight, inform, enthrall, amaze, and clarify. This has led to the overwhelming popularity of […]

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Letizia Tanca
Letizia Tanca

Wisdom: a “double V” for Big Data

Analytics, Big Data, data exploration

Some months ago, I found an exciting piece of news on the Web: a top manager proclaimed [1]: “If the most important thing you offer is data, you are in trouble. (….) Algorithms is where the real value lies. Algorithms define action.” How interesting! It seems to suggest that everybody, including computer scientists and in […]

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Kristina Lerman
Kristina Lerman

Why your friends have more to be thankful for

Analytics, Social Networks

As Thanksgiving approaches, it may feel like everyone else has so much more to be thankful for. Just check your Facebook, Twitter or Instagram: your friends seem to dine at finer restaurants, take more exotic vacations, and attend more exciting parties. Research suggests this is not simply a matter of perception, but a mathematical fact […]

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Kristina Lerman
Kristina Lerman

The Curses of Heterogeneity in Big Data

Analytics, Big Data

“Both theoretical and empirical research may be unnecessarily complicated by failure to recognize the effects of heterogeneity” – Vaupel & Yashin Big Data is daily topic of conversation among data analysts, with much said and written about its promises and pitfalls. The issue of heterogeneity, however, has received scant attention. This is unfortunate, since failing […]

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H. V. Jagadish
H. V. Jagadish

Big Data: It’s Not Just the Analytics

Analytics, Big Data

I was recently approached by an entrepreneur who had an interesting way to correlate short term performance of a stock with news reports about the stock. Needless to say, there are many places from which one can get the news, and what results one gets from this sort of analysis does depend on the input […]

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