CPSC 534P: Topics in Data Management (Meta-Data Management)
Class time & location
Monday and Wednesday 2-3:30
Dempster 101 first day, ICICS/CS 206
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CPSC 534P is a graduate seminar on data management. In
particular, this term we'll be studying meta-data management.
Meta-data is data about data. For example, if I had a database
telling me about your grades, the grades of an individual student
would be data, and the way that I arranged the data would be the
meta-data. We'll be studying in depth some applications where
meta-data needs diverge from typical databases, different meta-data
models (e.g., relational data, XML), and how to manage meta-data. The
bulk of the class will involve reading research papers, presenting
them, and discussing and analyzing them in the context of the whole
class. At least one assignment will be given to ensure that you understand
the core concepts in practice as well as theory. In addition, there
will be a project. There will be no midterms or finals.
Prerequisites: Students having graduate standing in CS or the
Masters of Software Systems are welcome to attend, regardless of
whether you have a database background or not (I'll cover a few basics
in the first few weeks). If you are an undergraduate who has taken a
database class and are interested in attending, feel free to send me
e-mail to discuss it.
Relationship to CPSC 504: CPSC 504 and CPSC 534P have similar
structures (i.e., both read research papers in data management), but
cover different topics and papers. Therefore, students are welcome to
take CPSC 534P without having taken CPSC 504 - again, I'll be covering
the basics very briefly.
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