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December 2015


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Technical Perspective: In-Situ Database Management

"NoDB: Efficient Query Execution on Raw Data Files" investigates extending a DBMS so it can use the file data in situ, without having to load it first.


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NoDB: Efficient Query Execution on Raw Data Files

NoDB

We here present the design and roadmap of a new paradigm in database systems, called NoDB, which do not require data loading while still maintaining the whole feature set of a modern database system.


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Technical Perspective: Paris Beyond Frommer's

Can a computer automatically discover and tell us what makes Paris look so much like Paris? "What Makes Paris Look Like Paris?" offers a creative, inspiring new approach to discovering the visual style of a city like Paris.


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What Makes Paris Look Like Paris?

What Makes Paris Look Like Paris?

Given a large repository of geo-tagged imagery, we seek to automatically find visual elements, for example windows, balconies, and street signs, that are most distinctive for a certain geo-spatial area, for example the city of…

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