A Survey on Cleaning Dirty Data Using Machine Learning Paradigm for Big Data Analytics

Jesmeen M. Z. H, J. Hossen, S. Sayeed, CK Ho, Tawsif K, Armanur Rahman, E.M.H. Arif


Recently Big Data has become one of the important new factors in the business field. This needs to have strategies to manage large volumes of structured, unstructured and semi-structured data. It’s challenging to analyze such large scale of data to extract data meaning and handling uncertain outcomes. Almost all big data sets are dirty, i.e. the set may contain inaccuracies, missing data, miscoding and other issues that influence the strength of big data analytics. One of the biggest challenges in big data analytics is to discover and repair dirty data; failure to do this can lead to inaccurate analytics and unpredictable conclusions. Data cleaning is an essential part of managing and analyzing data. In this survey paper, data quality troubles which may occur in big data processing to understand clearly why an organization requires data cleaning are examined, followed by data quality criteria (dimensions used to indicate data quality). Then, cleaning tools available in market are summarized. Also challenges faced in cleaning big data due to nature of data are discussed. Machine learning algorithms can be used to analyze data and make predictions and finally clean data automatically.


Big Data; Dirty Data; Data Cleaning; Big Data Analytics; Machine Learning

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DOI: http://doi.org/10.11591/ijeecs.v10.i3.pp1234-1243


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