Aaron Elkiss

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Database researchers have striven to improve the capability of a database in terms of both performance and functionality. We assert that the <i>usability</i> of a database is as important as its capability. In this paper, we study why database systems today are so difficult to use. We identify a set of five pain points and propose a research agenda to(More)
Protein interaction data exists in a number of repositories. Each repository has its own data format, molecule identifier and supplementary information. Michigan Molecular Interactions (MiMI) assists scientists searching through this overwhelming amount of protein interaction data. MiMI gathers data from well-known protein interaction databases and(More)
The old Asian legend about the blind men and the elephant comes to mind when looking at how different authors of scientific papers describe a piece of related prior work. It turns out that different citations to the same paper often focus on different aspects of that paper and that neither provides a full description of its full set of contributions. In(More)
The Linguist’s Search Engine (LSE) was designed to provide an intuitive, easy-touse interface that enables language researchers to seek linguistically interesting examples on the Web, based on syntactic and lexical criteria. We briefly describe its user interface and architecture, as well as recent developments that include LSE search capabilities for(More)
0. Introduction The whisper of “does that sound ok to you?” is a familiar sound to most linguists: we often hear it in the audience when a presenter supports a theoretical point using a judgment of grammaticality or ungrammaticality, and someone in the audience disagrees with the judgment. In recent years a growing number of researchers have investigated(More)
As an extension of the International Children’s Digital Library, the ICDLCommunities project will enable children’s communities to develop around the book collection, build tools that allow intercultural communication between children without the use of machine translation, and promote cross-cultural understanding. It will provide a supportive, safe(More)
The Michigan Molecular Interactions (MiMI) database contains protein interaction data from many distinct sources. Frequently, the same protein is referred to in different external databases by different identifiers, so it is difficult to determine when different records refer to the same object. The normalization problem is addressed by creating an extended(More)
There are several aspects to specifying a musical performance: pitch, duration, volume, articulation. For the most part, only pitch and duration were notated in period. We will mainly concern ourselves with duration for now. The first precursor to modern Western musical notation was for chant (c. 950). [13] It gradually evolved from a mnemonic system that(More)
Efficient management of large multidimensional datasets has attracted much attention in the database research community. Such large multidimensional datasets are common and efficient algorithms are needed for analyzing these data sets for a variety of applications. In this thesis, we focus our study on two very common classes of analysis: similarity and(More)