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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Ihab Ilyas
Ihab Ilyas

Data cleaning is a machine learning problem that needs data systems help!

Big Data, Machine Learning, Systems

When dealing with real-world data, dirty data is the norm rather than the exception. We continuously need to predict correct values, impute missing ones, and find links between various data artefacts such as schemas and records. We need to stop treating data cleaning as a piecemeal exercise (resolving different types of errors in isolation), and […]

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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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Multiple Contributors
Multiple Contributors

A Tribute to José Alfredo Blakeley

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José Alfredo Blakeley, Partner Architect at Microsoft, passed away on January 7th, 2018. With this “tribute”, we would like to honor his many contributions to data management. José will be sorely missed as a great scientist, mentor, colleague, and friend. José completed his undergraduate studies at Tecnológico de Monterrey, Mexico in 1978. He continued his […]

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Azza Abouzied and Paolo Papotti
Azza Abouzied and Paolo Papotti

Courting ML: Witnessing the Marriage of Relational & Web Data Systems to Machine Learning

Big Data, Databases, Interview, Machine Learning

The web is an ever-evolving source of information, with data and knowledge derived from it powering a great range of modern applications. Accompanying the huge wealth of information, web data also introduces numerous challenges due to its size, diversity, volatility, inaccuracy, and contradictions. This year’s WebDB 2018 theme emphasizes the challenges and opportunities that arise […]

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