Prof. Dr. Felix Naumann
Tobias Bleifuß (exercises)
According to Wikipedia, data profiling is the process of examining the data available in an existing data source [...] and collecting statistics and information about that data. It encompasses a vast array of methods to examine data sets and produce metadata. Among the simpler results are statistics, such as the number of null values and distinct values in a column, its data type, or the most frequent patterns of its data values. Metadata that are more difficult to compute usually involve multiple columns, such as inclusion dependencies or functional dependencies between columns. More advanced techniques detect approximate properties or conditional properties of the data set at hand. The first part of the lecture examines efficient detection methods for these properties.
Data profiling is relevant as a preparatory step to many use cases, such as query optimization, data mining, data integration, and data cleansing. Topics include an introduction, data structures, unique column combinations, functional dependencies, inclusion dependencies, order dependencies, denial constraints, and semantic interpretation of profiling results.
- Lectures will be given in English.
- Slides, lecture videos and other material will be made available on openHPI (only accessible for HPI students with their student email addresses).
- Please register for the openHPI course online and also contact the Studienreferat to let them know that you intend to take the course.