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Navigating in a heterogeneous data space

Schindler, Sirko and Hauswirth, Manfred and Koenig-Ries, Birgitta (2011) Navigating in a heterogeneous data space. pp. 1-2. In: Proceedings of the ACM WebSci'11, June 14-17 2011, Koblenz, Germany.

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Abstract

Empirical work in many professions depends on the analysis and visualization of huge statistical datasets from various sources. For example, researchers have to validate their re- sults against existing empirical data or journalists have to evaluate �nancial records for their next article. Frequently a single dataset will not su�ce for the speci�c purpose and a combination of several datasets is needed. These datasets, however, will rarely be homogeneous. So, before attending to the actual task of working with the data, the di�erent formats may have to be converted, the data may have to be normalized and data schema have to be uni�ed or adjusted. This process is time consuming and has to be repeated for each change in the sources or the derived results. We propose a framework to automate this tenuous tasks as much as possible. The user should be able to focus on the actual task instead.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Poster)
Web Science Comments:WebSci Conference 2011
Subjects:WS1 Computer Science > WS12 Decentralized Information Systems
Web Science Events > Web Science 2011
ID Code:530
Deposited By: Lisa Sugiura
Deposited On:07 Jun 2011 16:37
Last Modified:25 Oct 2011 17:09

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