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Visiting Chinese data expert Professor Xiaochun Yang will be explaining the concept of approximate string search and how it serves data applications.
Approximate string search serves many applications, such as record linkage, spell checking, Web search, and query relaxations, where inconsistencies and errors exist in data as well as queries.
This talk presents results by the speaker and his colleagues on fast text searching allowing errors.
The talk will cover:
- global alignment
- local alignment
- search on compressed data
- finding matches of regular expressions
Professor Xiaochun Yang
Professor Xiaochun Yang is head of Department of Computer Science in the School of Computer Science and Engineering, Northeastern University (NEU).
Her current research interests include approximate string processing, data quality management, geospatial data management, and data privacy. Her work was published in ACM SIGMOD, VLDB, ICDE, TODS, TKDE, and others.
As the chief investigator, she has funded 16 national and Education Ministry research projects, and one linkage project.
Professor Yang serves on the China Computer Federation (CCF) Academic Board.
She was the winner of Education Ministry's New Century Excellent Talents Supporting plan in 2006, and was awarded National Outstanding Youth Foundation in 2013.
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