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Colloquium: Big Data---Conceptual Modeling to the Rescue

Date: 

Thursday, November 21, 2013 - 11:00am

Speaker: 

Dave Embley

Host: 

Dave Embley, BYU CS Professor Emeritus
Thursday, Nov 21, 2013 at 11:00 am, 1170 TMCB

Big data is characterized by volume, variety, velocity, and veracity.  We should expect conceptual modeling to provide some answers since its historical perspective has always been about structuring information---making its volume searchable, harnessing its variety uniformly, mitigating its velocity with automation, and checking its veracity with application constraints.  We provide perspectives about how conceptual modeling can ``come to the rescue'' for many big-data applications by handling volume and velocity with automation, by inter-conceptual-model transformations for mitigating variety, and by conceptualized constraint checking for increasing veracity.  FamilySearch: Our research work on automatic extraction of genealogical information from the 100,000+ scanned-and-OCRed family history books provides an example. 

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