Database researchers have striven to improve the capability of a database in terms of both
performance and functionality. We believe that the usability of a database is as important as its
capability. However, modern database systems are very difficult to
use. In the MUSIQ (Model-driven Usable Systems for Information
Querying) project, we address some of the challenges in making
database systems more usable. In particular, our focus is on
issues in the data modeal and database design, rather than in
issues of graphical user interface design.
For an overview of the issues, please download Prof. Jagadish's
talk at SIGMOD 2007 and the accompanying
paper, or watch the video.
This work has been supported in part by NSF grants
IIS 0741620 and IIS 1017296.
Publications (by topic)
Making Database Systems Usable. H.V. Jagadish, Adriane Chapman, Aaron Elkiss, Magesh Jayapandian, Yunyao Li, Arnab Nandi, and Cong Yu. In SIGMOD, 2007.
Direct Manipulation Querying of Database Systems
Automatic Rule Refinement for Information Extraction. Bin Liu, Laura Chiticariu, Vivian Chu, H. V. Jagadish, and Frederick R. Reiss. In VLDB, 2010.
Refining Information Extraction Rules Using Data Provenance. Bin Liu, Laura Chiticariu, Vivian Chu, H. V. Jagadish, and Frederick R. Reiss. In IEEE Data Engineering Bulletin, 2010.
Using Trees to Depict a Forest. Bin Liu, H. V. Jagadish. In VLDB, 2009.
A Spreadsheet Algebra for a Direct Data Manipulation Query Interface. Bin Liu, H. V. Jagadish. In ICDE, 2009.
NaLIX: Natural Language Interfaces
Addressing Unknown Schema
Addressing Complex Schema
Answering Imprecise Queries
Musiq Form: Adaptive Form-Based Interfaces
DataLens: Making a Good First Impression. Bin Liu and H. V. Jagadish. In SIGMOD (demo), 2009 (to appear).
Assisted Querying using Instant-Response Interfaces. Arnab Nandi and H. V. Jagadish. In SIGMOD (demo), 2007.
DaNaLIX: a Domain-adaptive Natural Language Interface for Querying XML. Yunyao Li, Ishan Chaudhuri,
Huahai Yang, Satinder Singh, H. V. Jagadish. In SIGMOD (demo), 2007
NaLIX: an Interactive Natural Language Interface
for Querying XML. Yunyao Li, Huahai Yang and H.V. Jagadish. In SIGMOD, 2005. (best demo)
Querying XML Using Structures and Keywords
in Timber. Cong Yu, H. V. Jagadish, and Dragomir Radev. In SIGIR (demo), 2003.