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DbTalks: Spring 2006

Contact: Jie Zhao, Shaofeng Bu

Spring 2006 DB-Talks : DB-Talks is a weekly meeting to discuss research in databases (and more broadly data management and data mining). It is scheduled every Thursday 1:00pm-2:00pm in ICICS/CS 304. This term, the DB-Talks will still be a mixture of discussion and presentations. The papers to be discussed or presented will be posted/updated in this page. We welcome everyone interested in database-related area come and join our discussion.

Topic 1: Probabilistic Database(Please choose a paper for the discussion)

1.Fuhr, Rolleke. A Probabilistic Relational Algebra for the integration of Information Retrieval and Database Systems. TIS, 1997.;

2.Gradel, Gurevich, HirschThe Complexity of Query Reliability. PODS, 1998.;

3.Nilesh Dalvi and Dan Suciu. Efficient query evaluation on probabilistic databases. In VLDB, 2004.;

4.papers off of the bibliography:

    Date  Topics Leader/Presenter Detail

    Jan 17

     Introduction to Probabilistic Database Rachel Pottinger, Laks V.S. Lakshmanan

    Jan 24

     A Probabilistic Relational Algebra for the Integration of Information Retrieval and Database Systems

    Shaofeng Bu

    Jan 31

     Efficient query evaluation on probabilistic databases. Nilesh Dalvi and Dan Suciu.In VLDB, 2004.

    Xun Sun


    Feb 07

     OLAP Over Uncertain and Imprecise Data, VLDB05

    Wendy Hui Wang


    Feb 14


    Reading Break. No db-talk


    Feb 21

     Nilesh Dalvi and Dan Suciu's "Answering Queries from Statistics and Probabilistic views"

    Jian Xu


    Feb 28

     Discussion about db-talk format.


    Mar 07

     Prediction Cubes, Bee Chung Chen, Lei Chen, Yi Lin, Raghu Ramakrishnan. VLDB 05

    Mehmet Argun Alparslan


    Mar 14




    Mar 21

     The Application of the Permutation Test in Genome Wide Expression Analysis ( Master Thesis Presentation)

    Timothy Chan


    Mar 28

     Query Caching and View Selection for XML Databases. VLDB 2005: 469-480, Bhushan Mandhani, Dan Suciu

    Discussion Panel(leader: Wendy Hui Wang)


    Apr 04

     The presenter will talk about her own research project. "We present a mechanism to support a mediated schema in PDMS so that any information in the network can be queried...."

    Jie Zhao


    Apr 11

     Jan Hidders, Stefania Marrara, Jan Paredaens, Roel Vercammen:On the Expressive Power of XQuery Fragments. DBPL 2005: 154-168.

    Shuan Wang, Ting Wang


    Apr 18


    No DB-Talk


    Apr 25

     Michael Stonebraker Joseph M. Hellerstein: What Goes Around Comes Around. Readings in Database Systems, Fourth Edition Morgan Kaufmann 2005

    Discussion Panel(leader: Terence Ho)



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