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Kurt Stockinger
Kurt Stockinger

The Rise of Natural Language Interfaces to Databases

data exploration, Databases, Search

The vision of natural language interfaces to databases (NLIDBs) is to make data stores more accessible for a wide range of non-tech savvy end users with the ultimate goal to talk to a database (almost) like to a human. While initially the database community focused on relational databases, there is currently a renaissance of building […]

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Aditya Parameswaran
Aditya Parameswaran

Visual Data Exploration: A Fertile Ground for Data Management Research

Analytics, data exploration, Databases

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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Melanie Herschel and Yannis Velegrakis
Melanie Herschel and Yannis Velegrakis

On Data Exploration in the era of Big Data

Big Data, data exploration, Interview

We are witnessing data of unprecedented volume, variety and velocity. Such data is collected from almost every aspect of human activity and stored in large repositories in order to be later analyzed and turned into useful insights. The storage model is not any more the one in which data is placed in predefined structures with […]

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Jignesh Patel
Jignesh Patel

The data chatbots are coming

Big Data, data exploration, Databots

The big data era (now more than a decade old) ushered in dramatic shift in mentality whereby enterprises increased their appetite for making “data-driven” decisions. To a large extent, most enterprises have gotten very good at collecting data. Now, the next big challenge is to unlock non-trivial insights that are hidden in that data. There […]

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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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