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The BANKS system enables keyword-based search on databases, together with data and schema browsing. BANKS enables users to extract information in a simple manner without any knowledge of the schema or any need for writing complex queries. A user can get information by typing a few keywords, following hyperlinks, and interacting with controls on the(More)
Data cleaning and integration is typically the most expensive step in the KDD process. A key part, known as record linkage or de-duplication, is identifying which records in a database refer to the same entities. This problem is traditionally solved separately for each candidate record pair (followed by transitive closure). We propose to use instead a(More)
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