Mirror Mirror on the Wall, Which Query's Fairest of Them All?

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Topic: Big Data
Format: PDF
Scientists heavily use database technologies to store and analyze massive amounts of experimental data. However these tasks require (sometimes, advanced) knowledge of a query language, which is not necessarily amongst the normal skills of a scientist. Database experts may help in the initial construction of such queries, which are then stored in a repository. Afterwards, instead of writing queries from scratch, stored queries can be reused with few or no changes by people in the same or a different research group. However, as much as this is a desired reality, the authors are actually stepping into dreamland. Searching a pool of database queries for those that t in a certain analysis is not easy even for experienced database users.
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