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A classification of data quality assessment and improvement methods

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Oberhofer, M 
Borek, A 


Data quality (DQ) assessment and improvement in larger information systems would often not be feasible without using suitable “DQ methods”, which are algorithms that can be automatically executed by computer systems to detect and/or correct problems in datasets. Currently, these methods are already essential, and they will be of even greater importance as the quantity of data in organisational systems grows. This paper provides a review of existing methods for both DQ assessment and improvement and classifies them according to the DQ problem and problem context. Six gaps have been identified in the classification, where no current DQ methods exist, and these show where new methods are required as a guide for future research and DQ tool development.



Data quality, information quality, DQ assessment methods, DQ improvement methods, DQ software tools, DQ assessment, DQ improvement automated DQ tools, automated DQ software

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International Journal of Information Quality

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Inderscience Publishers