GDR: A system for guided data repair

Mohamed Yakout, Ahmed K. Elmagarmid, Jennifer Neville, Mourad Ouzzani

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Abstract

Improving data quality is a time-consuming, labor-intensive and often domain specific operation. Existing data repair approaches are either fully automated or not efficient in interactively involving the users. We present a demo of GDR, a Guided Data Repair system that uses a novel approach to efficiently involve the user alongside automatic data repair techniques to reach better data quality as quickly as possible. Specifically, GDR generates data repairs and acquire feedback on them that would be most beneficial in improving the data quality. GDR quantifies the data quality benefit of generated repairs by combining mechanisms from decision theory and active learning. Based on these benefit scores, groups of repairs are ranked and displayed to the user. User feedback is used to train a machine learning component to eventually replace the user in deciding on the validity of a suggested repair. We describe how the generated repairs are ranked and displayed to the user in a "useful- looking" way and demonstrate how data quality can be effectively improved with minimal feedback from the user.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2010 International Conference on Management of Data, SIGMOD '10
Pages1223-1225
Number of pages3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 23 Jul 2010
Event2010 International Conference on Management of Data, SIGMOD '10 - Indianapolis, IN, United States
Duration: 6 Jun 201011 Jun 2010

Publication series

NameProceedings of the ACM SIGMOD International Conference on Management of Data
ISSN (Print)0730-8078

Other

Other2010 International Conference on Management of Data, SIGMOD '10
CountryUnited States
CityIndianapolis, IN
Period6/6/1011/6/10

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Keywords

  • data cleaning
  • data quality
  • data repair
  • interactive system

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Information Systems

Cite this

Yakout, M., Elmagarmid, A. K., Neville, J., & Ouzzani, M. (2010). GDR: A system for guided data repair. In Proceedings of the 2010 International Conference on Management of Data, SIGMOD '10 (pp. 1223-1225). (Proceedings of the ACM SIGMOD International Conference on Management of Data). https://doi.org/10.1145/1807167.1807325