SpreadMash: A spreadsheet-based interactive browsing and analysis tool for data services

Woralak Kongdenfha, Boualem Benatallah, Régis Saint-Paul, Fabio Casati

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Abstract

Spreadsheets are one of the most popular end-users programming environment. Although spreadsheets provide an interactive interface for data manipulation and analysis, they are mostly used today in data entry mode and not as interactive browsing tool for data stored in underlying data sources. In this paper, we present SpreadMash, a high-level language and tool for interactive data browsing and analysis for data services. The key innovation of SpreadMash is a repository of application building blocks called data widgets that characterize various data importation and presentation patterns in spreadsheets. Data widgets enable the separation of end-users tasks (composing data widgets) from the tasks of data architects (creating data abstractions and data widgets). Through a series of examples we illustrate how tasks that would be challenging in existing environments are facilitated by SpreadMash.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvanced Information Systems Engineering - 20th International Conference, CAiSE 2008, Proceedings
Pages343-358
Number of pages16
Volume5074 LNCS
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2008
Externally publishedYes
Event20th International Conference on Advanced Information Systems Engineering, CAiSE 2008 - Montpellier, France
Duration: 16 Jun 200820 Jun 2008

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume5074 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Conference

Conference20th International Conference on Advanced Information Systems Engineering, CAiSE 2008
CountryFrance
CityMontpellier
Period16.6.0820.6.08

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)

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    Kongdenfha, W., Benatallah, B., Saint-Paul, R., & Casati, F. (2008). SpreadMash: A spreadsheet-based interactive browsing and analysis tool for data services. In Advanced Information Systems Engineering - 20th International Conference, CAiSE 2008, Proceedings (Vol. 5074 LNCS, pp. 343-358). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); Vol. 5074 LNCS). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-540-69534-9_27