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The Scientific World Journal
Volume 2015 (2015), Article ID 453597, 9 pages
Research Article

Distilling Big Data: Refining Quality Information in the Era of Yottabytes

1Anna University, Regional Office, Madurai 625007, India
2Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Anna University, Regional Office, Madurai 625007, India
3Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Annamalai University, Chidambaram 608002, India

Received 15 June 2015; Revised 1 August 2015; Accepted 9 August 2015

Academic Editor: Venkatesh Jaganathan

Copyright © 2015 Sivaraman Ramachandramurthy et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Big Data is the buzzword of the modern century. With the invasion of pervasive computing, we live in a data centric environment, where we always leave a track of data related to our day to day activities. Be it a visit to a shopping mall or hospital or surfing Internet, we create voluminous data related to credit card transactions, user details, location information, and so on. These trails of data simply define an individual and form the backbone for user-profiling. With the mobile phones and their easy access to online social networks on the go, sensor data such as geo-taggings and events and sentiments around them contribute to the already overwhelming data containers. With reductions in the cost of storage and computational devices and with increasing proliferation of Cloud, we never felt any constraints in storing or processing such data. Eventually we end up having several exabytes of data and analysing them for their usefulness has introduced new frontiers of research. Effective distillation of these data is the need of the hour to improve the veracity of the Big Data. This research targets the utilization of the Fuzzy Bayesian process model to improve the quality of information in Big Data.