Dissertation research problems in data management and related areas

Gerard De Melo, Mouna Kacimi, Aparna S. Varde

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Databases and related fields such as Information Retrieval, Data Mining and Knowledge Management offer many topics of interest for dissertation research. Specific areas include, for instance, big data, social networks, Web question answering and interactive knowledge discovery. In this article, we provide a summary and critique of research problems presented in these and related areas at a workshop on dissertation proposals and early doctoral research.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)53-56
Number of pages4
JournalSIGMOD Record
Issue number4
StatePublished - Dec 2015


  • Exploratory search
  • IR evaluation
  • Query processing
  • Recommender systems
  • Rule mining
  • Wikipedia


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