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Structured Data  In Context Alon Halevy
My Point <ul><li>Structured and unstructured data are often mixed together </li></ul><ul><ul><li>On web, discussion forums...
Looking for data management problems in the rainforest in  Costa Rica
Cutting Off a Leg
I Created a Row in a Database!
They Want Easy Sharing and Update GUID ACG Guelph Pub Med Upload rules Download rules species Bar-code pubs
They Disagree on Data! GUID ACG Guelph Pub Med Upload rules Download rules Janzen is wrong species Bar-code pubs discussion
They Want it on the Web GUID ACG Guelph Pub Med species Bar-code pubs discussion This has a URL
The Challenge <ul><li>Build systems that enable communities to: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Collaborate </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><...
Eating our own Dogfood <ul><li>Let’s stop  talking  about users </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Let’s  be  users! </li></ul></ul><ul...
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Claremont Report on Database Research: Research Directions (Alon Y. Halevy)

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This is a set of slides from the Claremont Report on Database Research, see http://db.cs.berkeley.edu/claremont/ for more details. These particular slides are from a "Research Directions" talk by "Alon Y. Halevy." (Uploaded for discussion at the Stanford InfoBlog, http://infoblog.stanford.edu/.)

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Claremont Report on Database Research: Research Directions (Alon Y. Halevy)

  1. 1. Structured Data In Context Alon Halevy
  2. 2. My Point <ul><li>Structured and unstructured data are often mixed together </li></ul><ul><ul><li>On web, discussion forums, science, personal info </li></ul></ul><ul><li>We need to build systems to manage data in such contexts. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>I’ll give one example </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Methodology for addressing such issues: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Eat our own dogfood. </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Looking for data management problems in the rainforest in Costa Rica
  4. 4. Cutting Off a Leg
  5. 5. I Created a Row in a Database!
  6. 6. They Want Easy Sharing and Update GUID ACG Guelph Pub Med Upload rules Download rules species Bar-code pubs
  7. 7. They Disagree on Data! GUID ACG Guelph Pub Med Upload rules Download rules Janzen is wrong species Bar-code pubs discussion
  8. 8. They Want it on the Web GUID ACG Guelph Pub Med species Bar-code pubs discussion This has a URL
  9. 9. The Challenge <ul><li>Build systems that enable communities to: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Collaborate </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Discuss, disagree and find the ground truth </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>See also many-eyes.com, swivel, … </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Are there common principles to scenarios involving structured-data in context? </li></ul>Yes, this is a dataspace
  10. 10. Eating our own Dogfood <ul><li>Let’s stop talking about users </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Let’s be users! </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Find sets of data our community cares about (the obvious ones…) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Get first hand experience of how hard it is to manage, share, collaborate, discuss,… </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Come up with innovative solutions. </li></ul></ul>

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