Lunchtime Seminar - Data Profiling as a Process
Dealing with data necessitates understanding data, which can be facilitated by analyzing its metadata. This metadata is often not readily available, and thus, needs to be extracted and collected. This activity is called data profiling and is well established and researched in the literature. However, what is missing is a structured description of a holistic data profiling process that brings the various tools, techniques and algorithms together. The goal is to achieve a guideline that helps a user get faster and more precise insights into his data.
Fabian Schomm is a research assistant at the DBIS Group of Prof. Vossen at the ERCIS. He studied in the IS Bachelor and Master program in Münster, specializing on Business Networks and Business Intelligence. His current work is focused on Data Management in general, and Data Profiling and Exploration in particular.