Workshop on Human-in-the-loop Data Curation

Gianluca Demartini, Jie Yang, Shazia Sadiq

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Although data quality is a long-standing and enduring problem, it has recently received a resurgence of attention due to the fast proliferation of data analytics, machine learning, and decision-support applications built upon the wide-scale availability and accessibility of (big) data. The success of such applications heavily relies on not only the quantity, but also the quality of data. Data curation, which may include annotation, cleaning, transformation, integration, etc., is a critical step to provide adequate assurances on the quality of analytics and machine learning results. Such data preparation activities are recognised as time and resource intensive for data scientists as data often comes with a number of challenges that need to be tackled before it can be used in practice. Data re-purposing and the resulting distance between design and use intentions of the data, is a fundamental issue behind many of these challenges. These challenges include a variety of data issues such as noise and outliers, incompleteness, representativeness or biases, heterogeneity of format or semantics, etc. Mishandling these challenges can lead to negative and sometimes damaging effects, especially in critical domains like healthcare, transport, and finance. An observable distinct feature of data quality in these contexts is the increasingly important role played by humans, being often the source of data generation and the active players in data curation. This workshop will provide an opportunity to explore the interdisciplinary overlap between manual, automated, and hybrid human-machine methods of data curation.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCIKM 2022 - Proceedings of the 31st ACM International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery (ACM)
Number of pages2
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-4503-9236-5
Publication statusPublished - 2022
Event31st ACM International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management, CIKM 2022 - Atlanta, United States
Duration: 17 Oct 202221 Oct 2022

Publication series

NameInternational Conference on Information and Knowledge Management, Proceedings


Conference31st ACM International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management, CIKM 2022
Country/TerritoryUnited States


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