Human-database interaction: A holistic approach

Mohamed Elsayed, Venkata Vamsikrishna Meduri

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There has been an increasing interest into blurring the line between human-interaction and database systems. Several research papers tackled the Human-Database Interaction (HDI) challenge, yet none of them provides a holistic HDI approach. In this talk, we briefly describe dbTinder, a database engine that bridges the gap between the conversation approach humans use to interact and the Query→Answer approach used in classic database systems. To achieve that, dbTinder turns HDI into an intent discovery process where the system pro-Actively converses with the user to guide her towards potentially interesting tuples in the database.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings - IEEE 34th International Conference on Data Engineering, ICDE 2018
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Number of pages2
ISBN (Electronic)9781538655207
StatePublished - Oct 24 2018
Event34th IEEE International Conference on Data Engineering, ICDE 2018 - Paris, France
Duration: Apr 16 2018Apr 19 2018


Other34th IEEE International Conference on Data Engineering, ICDE 2018


  • Data exploration
  • Human database interaction
  • User centric databases

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Information Systems
  • Information Systems and Management
  • Hardware and Architecture


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