IQ-METER - An evaluation tool for data-transformation systems

Giansalvatore Mecca, Paolo Papotti, Donatello Santoro

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5 Scopus citations


We call a data-transformation system any system that maps, translates and exchanges data across different representations. Nowadays, data architects are faced with a large variety of transformation tasks, and there is huge number of different approaches and systems that were conceived to solve them. As a consequence, it is very important to be able to evaluate such alternative solutions, in order to pick up the right ones for the problem at hand. To do this, we introduce IQ-Meter, the first comprehensive tool for the evaluation of data-transformation systems. IQ-Meter can be used to benchmark, test, and even learn the best usage of data-transformation tools. It builds on a number of novel algorithms to measure the quality of outputs and the human effort required by a given system, and ultimately measures 'how much intelligence' the system brings to the solution of a data-translation task.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2014 IEEE 30th International Conference on Data Engineering, ICDE 2014
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)9781479925544
StatePublished - 2014
Event30th IEEE International Conference on Data Engineering, ICDE 2014 - Chicago, IL, United States
Duration: Mar 31 2014Apr 4 2014

Publication series

NameProceedings - International Conference on Data Engineering
ISSN (Print)1084-4627


Other30th IEEE International Conference on Data Engineering, ICDE 2014
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityChicago, IL

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Signal Processing
  • Information Systems


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