Transform-Data-by-Example (TDE): Extensible Data Transformation in Excel

@inproceedings{He2018TransformDatabyExampleE,
  title={Transform-Data-by-Example (TDE): Extensible Data Transformation in Excel},
  author={Yeye He and Kris Ganjam and Kukjin Lee and Yue Wang and Vivek R. Narasayya and Surajit Chaudhuri and Xu Chu and Yudian Zheng},
  booktitle={SIGMOD Conference},
  year={2018}
}
Business analysts and data scientists today increasingly need to clean, standardize and transform diverse data sets, such as name, address, date time, phone number, etc., before they can perform analysis. These ad-hoc transformation problems are typically solved by one-off scripts, which is both difficult and time-consuming. Our observation is that these domain-specific transformation problems have long been solved by developers with code libraries, which are often shared in places like GitHub… CONTINUE READING

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