The Hasso Plattner Institute (HPI) is a private computer science institute funded by the eponymous SAP co-founder. It is affiliated with the University of Potsdam in Germany and is dedicated to research and teaching, awarding B.Sc., M.Sc., and Ph.D. degrees. The Information Systems group was founded in 2006, currently has around ten Ph.D. students and about 15 masters students actively involved in our research activities. Our initial and still ongoing research focus has been the area of data cleansing and duplicate detection. More recently we have become active in the area of text mining to extract structured information from text, and even more recently in data profiling, i.e., the task of discovering various metadata and dependencies from a data instance.