DBExplorer: Exploratory Search in Databases.

Manish Singh Michael J Cafarella HV Jagadish
ABSTRACT A traditional relational database can evaluate complex queries but requires users to precisely express their information need. But users often do not know what information is available in a database, and hence cannot correctly express their information need. Traditional databases do not provide convenient means for users to gain familiarity with the data. In this paper, we study the problem of exploratory search, which a user may wish to perform to get an understanding of the data set. We note that users often have ...