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Technical Perspective: Shedding New Light on an Old Language Debate

"A Large-Scale Study of Programming Languages and Code Quality in GitHub," by Baishakhi Ray, et al., studies whether programming language choice and code quality...

A Large-Scale Study of Programming Languages and Code Quality in GitHub
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A Large-Scale Study of Programming Languages and Code Quality in GitHub

What is the effect of programming languages on software quality? In this study, we gather a very large data set from GitHub in an attempt to shed some empirical...

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Technical Perspective: Broadening and Deepening Query Optimization Yet Still Making Progress

"Multi-Objective Parametric Query Optimization," by Immanuel Trummer and Christoph Koch is a remarkable tour de force exploration of the combination of both parametric...

Multi-Objective Parametric Query Optimization
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Multi-Objective Parametric Query Optimization

We propose a generalization of the classical database query optimization problem: multi-objective parametric query (MPQ) optimization.

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Technical Perspective: Progress in Visual Categorization

Our visual system helps us carry out our daily business. Our eyes and brain help us by measuring shapes, trajectories, and distances in world around us, and by...

Visual Object Detection with Deformable Part Models
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Visual Object Detection with Deformable Part Models

We describe a state-of-the-art system for finding objects in cluttered images. Our system is based on deformable models that represent objects using local part...

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Technical Perspective: SQL on an Encrypted Database

There is some risk in trusting the cloud providers with sensitive data. Why not encrypt the data stored in cloud services?

CryptDB: Processing Queries on an Encrypted Database
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CryptDB: Processing Queries on an Encrypted Database

An ideal solution to satisfying the dual goals of protecting data confidentiality and running computations is to enable a server to compute over encrypted data...

Searching the Village
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Searching the Village: Models and Methods for Social Search

With Aardvark, a social search engine, users ask a question, either by IM, e-mail, Web input, text message, or voice. Aardvark then routes the question to the person...

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Technical Perspective: Who Knows?: Searching for Expertise on the Social Web

It is difficult to remember what people had to do to find the answer to a question before the Web. One option might be to call a friend who might know the answer...

Dremel: Interactive Analysis of Web-Scale Datasets
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Dremel: Interactive Analysis of Web-Scale Datasets

Dremel is a scalable, interactive ad hoc query system for analysis of read-only nested data. By combining multilevel execution trees and columnar data layout, it...

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Technical Perspective: Data Analysis at Astonishing Speed

The importance of data analysis has never been clearer. Globe-spanning scientific collaborations are exploring...

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Technical Perspective: The Quest for a Logic for Polynomial-Time Computation

The interaction between computation and logic goes back to the beginnings of computer science with the development of computability theory...

From Polynomial Time Queries to Graph Structure Theory
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From Polynomial Time Queries to Graph Structure Theory

We give a logical characterization of the polynomial-time properties of graphs with excluded minors.

The Informatics Philharmonic
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The Informatics Philharmonic

A system for musical accompaniment is presented in which a computer-driven orchestra follows and learns from a soloist in a concerto-like setting. The system's...

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Technical Perspective: Concerto for Violin and Markov Model

In the opening of Sibelius' Violin Concerto, a soloist plays delicately. The orchestra responds in kind. As...

Privacy Integrated Queries
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Privacy Integrated Queries: An Extensible Platform for Privacy-Preserving Data Analysis

Privacy Integrated Queries (PINQ) is an extensible data analysis platform designed to provide unconditional privacy guarantees for the records of the underlying...

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Technical Perspective: Programming With Differential Privacy

Government agencies worldwide release statistical information about population, education, and health, crime...

Predicting Structured Objects with Support Vector Machines
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Predicting Structured Objects with Support Vector Machines

Machine Learning today offers a broad repertoire of methods for classification and regression. But what if we need to predict complex objects like trees, orderings...

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Technical Perspective: Machine Learning for Complex Predictions

Interest in machine learning can be traced back to the early days of computer science. Alan Turing himself conjectured that...
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