As a product of my cooperation with Fabian Panse from the University of Hamburg, we got a paper accepted at the NTII-workshop co-located with ICDE 2010.
Duplicate Detection in Probabilistic Data
Fabian Panse, Maurice van Keulen, Ander de Keijzer, Norbert Ritter
Collected data often contains uncertainties. Probabilistic databases have been proposed to manage uncertain data. To combine data from multiple autonomous probabilistic databases, an integration of probabilistic data has to be performed. Until now, however, data integration approaches have focused on the integration of certain source data (relational or XML). There is no work on the integration of uncertain source data so far. In this paper, we present a first step towards a concise consolidation of probabilistic data. We focus on duplicate detection as a representative and essential step in an integration process. We present techniques for identifying multiple probabilistic representations of the same real-world entities.
The paper will be presented at the Second International Workshop on New Trends in Information Integration (NTII 2010), Long Beach, California, USA [details]