What makes a cuboid interesting for a user? What makes a data mining result (model) be more interesting that others, such that it can be treated as a highlight of a query result? What is the essence of interestingness?

In our ongoing study, we have met various treatments of what interestingness is, e.g. "Interest is a feeling or emotion that causes attention to focus on an object, event, or process". In contemporary psychology of interest, the term is used as a general concept that may encompass other more specific psychological terms, such as curiosity and to a much lesser degree surprise and novelty.

Our on-going work deals with interestingness as a degree attributed to a piece of information, regarding the relevance, novelty, peculiarity and surprise it generates. This piece of information under consideration may spark the will to continue exploring the source of information to close some knowledge gap, or get novel information.

Texts and Presentations

Patrick Marcel, Verónika Peralta and Panos Vassiliadis. A framework for learning cell interestingness from cube explorations. 23rd European Conference on Advances in Databases and Information Systems (ADBIS 2019). September 8-11, 2019,Bled, Slovenia

A first attempt to describe interestingness as a multi-facet quality including aspects like relevance, novelty, surprise and peculiarity [Local folder]