Programming Language Ideas Escape the Lab: A Declarative Data Description Language for Managing Ad Hoc Data
AT&T Labs Research
4pm Thursday, 14th January, 2009
Room 4.31/33, Informatics Forum
This talk describes the PADS data description language, which allows existing ad-hoc data to be processed into well-behaved standardised formats like XML. There are even machine learning algorithms to automatically infer appropriate PADS descriptions from a body of sample data. The work described is based on a range of advances in the theory of programming languages and machine learning.
Kathleen Fisher is an excellent speaker, visiting Edinburgh from the US, and I recommend this seminar for those interested in the APL course.
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