Enabling better decisions through quality-aware reports in business intelligence applications

Florian Daniel, Fabio Casati, Themis Palpanas, Oleksiy Chayka, Cinzia Cappiello

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Abstract

Business Intelligence (BI) solutions commonly aim at assisting decision-making processes by providing a comprehensive view over a company's core business data and suitable abstractions thereof. Decision-making based on BI solutions therefore builds on the assumption that providing users with targeted, problem-specific fact data enables them to make informed and, hence, better decisions in their everyday businesses. In order to really provide users with all the necessary details to make informed decisions, we however believe that-in addition to conventional reports-it is essential to also provide users with information about the quality, i.e. with quality metadata, regarding the data from which reports are generated. Identifying a lack of support for quality metadata management in conventional BI solutions, in this paper we propose the idea of quality-aware reports and a possible architecture for quality-aware BI able to involve the users themselves into the quality metadata management process by soliciting and exploiting user feedback.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2008 International Conference on Information Quality, ICIQ 2008
Publication statusPublished - 2008
Externally publishedYes
Event13th International Conference on Information Quality, ICIQ 2008 - Cambridge, MA, United States
Duration: 14 Nov 200816 Nov 2008

Conference

Conference13th International Conference on Information Quality, ICIQ 2008
CountryUnited States
CityCambridge, MA
Period14.11.0816.11.08

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Keywords

  • Business Intelligence
  • Data Quality
  • Quality Metadata

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Information Systems
  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality

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Daniel, F., Casati, F., Palpanas, T., Chayka, O., & Cappiello, C. (2008). Enabling better decisions through quality-aware reports in business intelligence applications. In Proceedings of the 2008 International Conference on Information Quality, ICIQ 2008

Enabling better decisions through quality-aware reports in business intelligence applications. / Daniel, Florian; Casati, Fabio; Palpanas, Themis; Chayka, Oleksiy; Cappiello, Cinzia.

Proceedings of the 2008 International Conference on Information Quality, ICIQ 2008. 2008.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Daniel, F, Casati, F, Palpanas, T, Chayka, O & Cappiello, C 2008, Enabling better decisions through quality-aware reports in business intelligence applications. in Proceedings of the 2008 International Conference on Information Quality, ICIQ 2008. 13th International Conference on Information Quality, ICIQ 2008, Cambridge, MA, United States, 14.11.08.
Daniel F, Casati F, Palpanas T, Chayka O, Cappiello C. Enabling better decisions through quality-aware reports in business intelligence applications. In Proceedings of the 2008 International Conference on Information Quality, ICIQ 2008. 2008
Daniel, Florian ; Casati, Fabio ; Palpanas, Themis ; Chayka, Oleksiy ; Cappiello, Cinzia. / Enabling better decisions through quality-aware reports in business intelligence applications. Proceedings of the 2008 International Conference on Information Quality, ICIQ 2008. 2008.
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