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Detecting database records that are approximate duplicates, but not exact duplicates, is an important task. Databases may contain duplicate records concerning the same real-world entity because of data entry errors, because of un-standardized abbreviations, or because of diierences in the detailed schemas of records from multiple databases, among other(More)
The IntelliShopper is a shopping assistant designed to empower consumers. It is a personal assistant in that it observes the users while shopping and learns their preferences with respect to various features that characterize shopping items. It is proactive in that it remembers the users' requests and autonomously monitors vendor sites for new items that(More)
| The integration of information is an important area of research in databases. By combining multiple information sources, a more complete and more accurate view of the world is attained, and additional knowledge gained. This is a non-trivial task however. Often there are many sources which contain information about a certain kind of entity, and some will(More)
While the number of students interested in computer science is rising, the percentage of women and underrepresented minorities remains low. Many things influence whether a student will pursue a degree in computer science, but having a great experience in introductory courses is essential. The National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT)(More)
Detecting database records that are approximate duplicates, but not exact duplicates, is an important task. Databases may contain duplicate records concerning the same real-world entity because of data entry errors, unstandardized abbreviations, or differences in the detailed schemas of records from multiple databases – such as what happens in data(More)
E-commerce has changed the way companies distribute their products and services to consumers. Traditional brick-and-mortar companies continue growing the online segment of the economy by establishing e-commerce presences. E-commerce helps them expand their markets and reduce their costs. Internet shopping also presents consumer benefits such as convenience(More)
This paper reports a multinational , multi-institutional study to investigate Computer Science students' understanding of software design and software design criteria. Student participants were recruited from two groups: students early in their degree studies and students completing their Bachelor degrees. Computer Science educators were also recruited as a(More)