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An Introduction to Dynamic Data Quality Challenges

The Challenge of Test Data Quality in Data Processing

From Content to Context

Research in data and information quality has made significant strides over the last 20 years. It has become a unified body of knowledge incorporating techniques, methods, and applications from a variety of disciplines including information systems, computer science, operations management, organizational behavior, psychology, and statistics. With... (more)

A Probabilistically Integrated System for Crowd-Assisted Text Labeling and Extraction

The amount of text data has been growing exponentially in recent years, giving rise to automatic information extraction methods that store text... (more)

NEWS

Feb. 2017 -- Call for Nominations
Editor-In-Chief, ACM Journal on Data and Information Quality

Feb. 2017 -- 2nd Call for Papers: 
Special Issue on Improving the Veracity and Value of Big Data  
Submission deadline: March 3rd, 2017

Jan. 2016 -- New Book Announcement
Carlo Batini and Monica Scannapieco have a new book:

Data and Information Quality: Dimensions, Principles and Techniques 

Springer Series: Data-Centric Systems and Applications, soon available from the Springer shop

The Springer flyer is available here


Experience and Challenge papers:  JDIQ now accepts two new types of papers. Experience papers describe real-world applications, datasets and other experiences in handling poor quality data. Challenges papers briefly describe a novel problem or challenge for the IQ community. See Author Guidelines for details.

Forthcoming Articles
Dependable Data Repairing with Fixing Rules

One of the main challenges that data cleaning systems face is to automatically identify and repair data errors in a dependable manner. Though data dependencies (a.k.a. integrity constraints) have been widely studied to capture errors in data, automated and dependable data repairing on these errors has remained a notoriously hard problem. In this work, we introduce an automated approach for dependably repairing data errors, based on a novel class of fixing rules. A fixing rule contains an evidence pattern, a set of negative patterns, and a fact value. The heart of fixing rules is deterministic: given a tuple, the evidence pattern and the negative patterns of a fixing rule are combined to precisely capture which attribute is wrong, and the fact indicates how to correct this error. We study several fundamental problems associated with fixing rules, and establish their complexity. We develop efficient algorithms to check whether a set of fixing rules are consistent, and discuss approaches to resolve inconsistent fixing rules. We also devise efficient algorithms for repairing data errors using fixing rules. Moreover, we discuss approaches on how to generate a large number of fixing rules, from examples or available knowledge bases. We experimentally demonstrate that our techniques outperform other automated algorithms in terms of the accuracy of repairing data errors, using both real-life and synthetic data.

The Challenge of Quality in Social Computation

In applications where machine intelligence falls short (e.g. alignment of taxonomies on the Semantic Web, image annotation, label sorting), so-called social computation approaches that utilise crowds of interconnected human workers offer a viable solution. Computations such as these can be modelled as a collection of structured activities (i.e. workflows) that represent a blend of human and machine tasks. From a data quality perspective, social computations cannot be treated as traditional computational systems and existing quality models will need to be adapted or redesigned to accommodate the unique characteristics of such systems. We argue that only by enhancing the transparency of social computation systems will we be able to realize such novel quality assessment processes.

Bibliometrics

Publication Years 2009-2017
Publication Count 117
Citation Count 194
Available for Download 117
Downloads (6 weeks) 1778
Downloads (12 Months) 12134
Downloads (cumulative) 74171
Average downloads per article 634
Average citations per article 2
First Name Last Name Award
Peter Aiken ACM Senior Member (2011)
Ahmed Elmagarmid ACM Distinguished Member (2009)
Daniel S Katz ACM Senior Member (2011)
Beth A. Plale ACM Senior Member (2006)

First Name Last Name Paper Counts
Yang Lee 4
Peter Christen 3
John Talburt 3
Stuart Madnick 3
G Shankaranarayanan 3
Dinusha Vatsalan 2
Xiaobai Li 2
Ali Sunyaev 2
Nan Tang 2
Roger Blake 2
Roman Lukyanenko 2
Vassilios Verykios 2
Ross Gayler 2
Wolfgang Lehner 2
Sherali Zeadally 2
Eitel LauríA 2
Carolyn Matheus 2
Arnon Rosenthal 2
Mario Mezzanzanica 1
Roberto Boselli 1
Sören Auer 1
Christoph Lange 1
Luvai Motiwalla 1
Sandra Geisler 1
Daniel Katz 1
Douglas Hodson 1
Sharad Mehrotra 1
Dov Biran 1
Edward Anderson 1
Chris Baillie 1
Peter Edwards 1
Beth Plale 1
Pierpaolo Vittorini 1
Karthikeyan Ramamurthy 1
Ralf Tönjes 1
Laurent Lecornu 1
Shelly Sachdeva 1
Stuart Madnick 1
Monica Tremblay 1
Debra Vandermeer 1
Foster Provost 1
Sandra Sampaio 1
Jianyong Wang 1
Wenfei Fan 1
Therese Williams 1
Chintan Amrit 1
John Krogstie 1
Dustin Lange 1
Banda Ramadan 1
Nicola Ferro 1
Christian Becker 1
John O’Donoghue 1
Axel Polleres 1
Venkata Meduri 1
Wenjun Li 1
Khoi Tran 1
Lan Cao 1
Davide Ceolin 1
Jeffrey Vaughan 1
Melanie Herschel 1
Payam Barnaghi 1
Jean Caillec 1
Rashid Ansari 1
Arputharaj Kannan 1
Anupkumar Sen 1
Hubert Österle 1
Suzanne Embury 1
Lizhu Zhou 1
Erhard Rahm 1
Shuai Ma 1
Huizhi Liang 1
Nigel Martin 1
Paolo Coletti 1
Mirko Cesarini 1
Hongjiang Xu 1
Jürgen Umbrich 1
Vincenzo Maltese 1
Yuheng Hu 1
Yi Chen 1
Robert Meusel 1
Xiaoping Liu 1
Fred Morstatter 1
Valentina Maccatrozzo 1
Maurice Van Keulen 1
Paul Groth 1
Stephen Chong 1
Edoardo Pignotti 1
A Borthick 1
Sara Tonelli 1
Kush Varshney 1
Rahul Basole 1
Mohamed Yakout 1
Jimeng Sun 1
Ashfaq Khokhar 1
Dmitry Chornyi 1
Danilo Montesi 1
Omar Alonso 1
Irit Askira Gelman 1
Alexandra Poulovassilis 1
Eric Medvet 1
Fabiano Tarlao 1
Alan Labouseur 1
John Herbert 1
Maurice Mulvenna 1
Paul Mccullagh 1
Fabio Mercorio 1
Fei Chiang 1
Siddharth Sitaramachandran 1
J Jha 1
Laure Berti-Équille 1
Sven Weber 1
Fabian Panse 1
Richard Briotta 1
Fumiko Kobayashi 1
Johann Freytag 1
María Bermúdez-Edo 1
Maria Alvarez 1
Kristin Weber 1
Panagiotis Ipeirotis 1
Paolo Missier 1
Xu Pu 1
Benjamin Ngugi 1
Beverly Kahn 1
Paul Glowalla 1
Wenyuan Yu 1
Felix Naumann 1
Wenyuan Yu 1
Fausto Giunchiglia 1
Jeremy Debattista 1
Heiko Paulheim 1
Sushovan De 1
Dominique Ritze 1
Christoph Quix 1
Matthias Jarke 1
Wan Fokkink 1
Jeffrey Fisher 1
Adriane Chapman 1
Jeremy Millar 1
Hilko Donker 1
Dezhao Song 1
Rabia Nuray-Turan 1
Dmitri Kalashnikov 1
Yinle Zhou 1
Youwei Cheah 1
Heiko Müller 1
Steven Brown 1
Terry Clark 1
Adir Even 1
Juan Augusto 1
H Nehemiah 1
Matthew Jensen 1
Jay Nunamaker, 1
Daniel Dalip 1
Fons Wijnhoven 1
Pável Calado 1
Tobias Vogel 1
Arvid Heise 1
Uwe Draisbach 1
Olivier Curé 1
Claire Collins 1
Ioannis Anagnostopoulos 1
Patricia Franklin 1
Huan Liu 1
Willem Van Hage 1
Len Seligman 1
Gilbert Peterson 1
Robert Ulbricht 1
Martin Hahmann 1
Hongwei Zhu 1
Peter Aiken 1
Eric Nelson 1
Michael Zack 1
Nitin Joglekar 1
Yanjuan Yang 1
Paul Bowen 1
Dennis Wei 1
Aleksandra Mojsilović 1
Mikhail Atallah 1
Christan Grant 1
Ulf Leser 1
Irit Gelman 1
Ion Todoran 1
Ali Khenchaf 1
Valerie Sessions 1
Trent Rosenbloom 1
Shawn Hardenbrook 1
Subhash Bhalla 1
D Elizabeth 1
Kaushik Dutta 1
M Kaiser 1
Manoranjan Dash 1
Xiaoming Fan 1
Floris Geerts 1
Thomas Redman 1
David Becker 1
Pim Dietz 1
Jeffrey Parsons 1
Kresimir Duretec 1
Giannis Haralabopoulos 1
Sebastian Neumaier 1
Kyle Niemeyer 1
Arfon Smith 1
Archana Nottamkandath 1
Darryl Ahner 1
Claudio Hartmann 1
Hongwei Zhu 1
Norbert Ritter 1
Cihan Varol 1
Coşkun Bayrak 1
David Robb 1
Rosella Gennari 1
Daisyzhe Wang 1
Mark Braunstein 1
Marta Zárraga-Rodríguez 1
Craig Fisher 1
Sufyan Ababneh 1
Peter Elkin 1
C Raj 1
Amitava Bagchi 1
Hema Meda 1
Matteo Magnani 1
Bernd Heinrich 1
Mathias Klier 1
R Greenwood 1
Ayush Singhania 1
George Moustakides 1
Bing Lv 1
Paul Mangiameli 1
Dirk Ahlers 1
Marcos Gonçalves 1
Jianing Wang 1
Alberto Bartoli 1
Hongwei Zhu 1
James McNaull 1
Kelly Janssens 1
Judith Gelernter 1
Mouhamadoulamine Ba 1
Ciro D'Urso 1
Subbarao Kambhampati 1
Hua Zheng 1
Wenfei Fan 1
Jeff Heflin 1
Christian Skalka 1
Michael Mannino 1
Fiona Rohde 1
Ahmed Elmagarmid 1
Kewei Sha 1
Marco Valtorta 1
Elliot Fielstein 1
Theodore Speroff 1
Yang Lee 1
Judee Burgoon 1
Boris Otto 1
Josh Attenberg 1
Alun Preece 1
Anja Klein 1
Marilyn Tremaine 1
Alan March 1
Marco Cristo 1
Felix Naumann 1
Andrea Lorenzo 1
Richard Wang 1
Maurizio Murgia 1
Andreas Rauber 1

Affiliation Paper Counts
University of Padua 1
Universite Paris-Est 1
Federal University of Amazonas 1
Florida State University 1
Virginia Commonwealth University 1
Vanderbilt University 1
Instituto Superior Tecnico 1
Google Inc. 1
University of Leipzig 1
Hospital Universitario Austral 1
Harvard University 1
University of Colorado at Denver 1
Oklahoma City University 1
University of Rhode Island 1
State University of New York at Albany 1
Georgia State University 1
University of Antwerp 1
University of Texas at Austin 1
Oregon State University 1
University of Massachusetts System 1
Indian Institute of Science 1
Elsevier 1
University of Augsburg 1
Vienna University of Technology 1
University of South Carolina 1
Memorial University of Newfoundland 1
Boston University 1
Technical University of Munich 1
Butler University 1
New Jersey Institute of Technology 1
National Institute of Standards and Technology 1
Cardiff University 1
Sam Houston State University 1
University College Cork 1
Microsoft Corporation 1
Ben-Gurion University of the Negev 1
University of Edinburgh 1
Charleston Southern University 1
Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization 1
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey 1
University of Oklahoma 1
University of Patras 1
Hellenic Open University 1
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 1
Lehigh University 2
Humboldt University of Berlin 2
Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Information Technology 2
Nanyang Technological University 2
Old Dominion University 2
Suffolk University 2
Free University of Bozen-Bolzano 2
University of Innsbruck 2
University of Arizona 2
Norwegian University of Science and Technology 2
University of Florida 2
University of Kentucky 2
University of Trento 2
RWTH Aachen University 2
University of Toronto 2
University of Surrey 2
Indiana University 2
New York University 2
Massachusetts Institute of Technology 2
University of Massachusetts Boston 2
University of Bologna 2
University of Hamburg 2
Federal University of Minas Gerais 2
University of Queensland 2
University of Aizu 2
McMaster University 2
Universidad de Navarra 2
Indian Institute of Management Calcutta 2
Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration 3
University of Massachusetts Medical School 3
Qatar Computing Research institute 3
Northeastern University 3
University of St. Gallen 3
University of Thessaly 3
Babson College 3
University of Cologne 3
Georgia Institute of Technology 3
University of Aberdeen 3
Beihang University 3
Telecom Bretagne 3
Purdue University 3
Birkbeck University of London 3
University of Bonn 3
University of California, Irvine 3
University of Mannheim 3
IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center 4
University of Manchester 4
United States Air Force Institute of Technology 4
University of Twente 4
University of Ulster 4
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam 4
Anna University 4
United States Department of Veterans Affairs 4
University of Milan - Bicocca 4
Technical University of Dresden 4
University of Trieste 4
University of Illinois at Chicago 4
MITRE Corporation 5
University of Massachusetts Lowell 5
Marist College 5
Arizona State University 5
Tsinghua University 5
Florida International University 5
Hasso-Plattner-Institut fur Softwaresystemtechnik GmbH 6
University of Arkansas at Little Rock 8
Australian National University 9
 
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