Date of Original Version

2001

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Conference Proceeding

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http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/502348.502361

Abstract or Table of Contents

When users handle large amounts of data, errors are hard to notice. Outlier finding is a new way to reduce errors by directing the user’s attention to inconsistent data which may indicate errors. We have implemented an outlier finder for text, which can detect both unusual matches and unusual mismatches to a text pattern. When integrated into the user interface of a PBD text editor and tested in a user study, outlier finding substantially reduced errors.

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