Bio Notes

Paolo Papotti got his Ph.D. degree from the University of Roma Tre (Italy) in 2007 and is an associate professor in the Data Science department at EURECOM (France) since 2017. Before joining EURECOM, he has been a scientist in the data analytics group at QCRI (Qatar) and an assistant professor at Arizona State University (USA). His research is in the broad areas of scalable data management and NLP, with a focus on data integration and information quality.


(Complete list)
  • 6/2024 - Research paper 'Generation of Training Examples for Tabular Natural Language Inference' presented at SIGMOD 2024 (pdf) (code).
  • 5/2024 - Invited talk on 'SQL and Large Language Models: A Marriage Made in Heaven?' at MIT, UMass, Cornell Univ., NYU, Exeter Univ., Huawei and DBML@ICDE.
  • 4/2024 - Keynote 'Post-PhD Career: Things I Wish I Had Known' at the EDBT 2024 PhD Workshop (slides available on request).
  • 3/2024 - Invited talk on 'Querying Structured and Unstructured Data: LLM-first or DB-first?' at Google and Huawei.

Recent Activities

(Complete list)
  • Associate Editor: SIGMOD (2025), VLDBJ (since 2023)
  • PC Member: SIGMOD (2024, 2023), VLDB (2024, 2023), EDBT (2025, 2024), ACL (2023), QDB (2023), SEBD (2024, 2023), BDA (2023), NeurIPS (2024), TaDA@VLDB (2024, 2023), TRL@NeurIPS (2023)

Selected Publications

Data Cleaning

  • R. Cappuzzo, P. Papotti, S. Thirumuruganathan
    Relational Data Imputation with Graph Neural Networks.
    In EDBT, 2024. (.pdf) (code)
  • R. Shrestha, O. Habibelahian, A. Termehchy, P. Papotti
    Exploratory Training: When Annotators Learn About Data.
    In SIGMOD, 2023. (.pdf)
  • R. Cappuzzo, P. Papotti, S. Thirumuruganathan
    Creating Embeddings of Heterogeneous Relational Datasets for Data Integration Tasks.
    In SIGMOD, 2020. (.pdf) (code) (video)
  • S. Ortona, V. Meduri, P. Papotti
    Robust Discovery of Positive and Negative Rules in Knowledge-Bases.
    In ICDE, 2018. (Tech. Report) (code) (.pdf)
  • R. Singh, V. Meduri, A. Elmagarmid, S. Madden, P. Papotti, J. Quiane, N. Tang, A. Solar
    Synthesizing Entity Matching Rules by Examples.
    PVLDB, 2016. (.pdf)
  • E. Veltri, D. Santoro, G. Mecca, P. Papotti, J. He, G. Li, N. Tang
    Interactive and Deterministic Data Cleaning.
    In SIGMOD, 2016. (.pdf)
  • Z. Abedjan, X. Chu, D. Deng, R. Fernandez, I. Ilyas, M. Ouzzani, P. Papotti, M. Stonebraker, N. Tang
    Detecting Data Errors: Where are we and what needs to be done?.
    PVLDB, 2016. (.pdf)
  • F. Geerts, G. Mecca, P. Papotti, D. Santoro.
    The LLUNATIC Data-Cleaning Framework.
    PVLDB, 2013. (.pdf) (code)
  • X. Chu, I. Ilyas, P. Papotti
    Discovering Denial Constraints.
    PVLDB, 2013. (.pdf)

Computational Fact Checking

  • R. Advani et al.
    Maximizing Neutrality in News Ordering.
    (.pdf) KDD, 2023.
  • M. Saeed et al.
    Crowdsourced Fact-Checking at Twitter: How Does the Crowd Compare With Experts?.
    (.pdf) CIKM, 2022.
  • M. Mori et al.
    Neural machine Translation for Fact-Checking Temporal Claims.
    (.pdf) FEVER, 2022.
  • M. Saeed et al.
    RuleBERT: Teaching Soft Rules to Pre-Trained Language Models.
    EMNLP, 2021. (.pdf) (code)
  • P. Nakov et al.
    Automated Fact-Checking for Assisting Human Fact-Checkers.
    IJCAI, 2021. (.pdf)
  • G. Karagiannis, M. Saeed, P. Papotti, I. Trummer.
    Scrutinizer: a mixed-initiative approach to large-scale, data-driven claim verification.
    PVLDB, 2020. (.pdf) (code) (video)
  • P. Huynh, P. Papotti.
    A Benchmark for Fact Checking Algorithms Built on Knowledge Bases.
    CIKM, 2019. (.pdf) (code)
  • N. Ahmadi, J. Lee, P. Papotti, M. Saeed.
    Explainable Fact Checking with Probabilistic Answer Set Programming.
    Conference for Truth and Trust Online (TTO), 2019. (.pdf) (code)

Table Representation Learning

  • Saeed, De Cao, Papotti
    Querying Large Language Models with SQL.
    In EDBT (Vision), 2024. (code) (pdf) (blog post)
  • Papicchio, Papotti, Cagliero
    QATCH: Benchmarking SQL-centric tasks with Table Representation Learning Models on Your Data.
    In NeurIPS (Dataset and benchmark track), 2023. (code) (pdf)
  • M. Hulsebos, X. Deng, H. Sun, P. Papotti
    Models and Practice of Neural Table Representations.
    In SIGMOD (Tutorial), 2023. (code) (slides) (video)
  • G. Badaro, M. Saeed, P. Papotti
    Transformers for Tabular Data Representation: A Survey of Models and Applications.
    In Transactions of the ACL (TACL), 2023. (.pdf)
  • M. Saeed, P. Papotti
    You are my type! Type embeddings for pre-trained language models.
    In EMNLP (Findings), 2022. (.pdf) (code)
  • E. Veltri, G. Badaro, M. Saeed, P. Papotti
    Data Ambiguity Profiling for the Generation of Training Examples.
    In ICDE, 2023. (.pdf) (code)
  • G. Badaro, P. Papotti.
    Transformers for Tabular Data Representation: Models and Applications.
    VLDB (Tutorial), 2022. (.pdf) (slides)
  • E. Veltri, D. Santoro, G. Badaro, M. Saeed, P. Papotti
    Pythia: Unsupervised Generation of Ambiguous Textual Claims from Relational Data.
    In SIGMOD (demo), 2022. (.pdf) (code)
  • N. Ahmadi, A. Sand, P. Papotti.
    Unsupervised Matching of Data and Text.
    ICDE, 2022. (.pdf) (code)

Data Exchange

  • P. Atzeni, L. Bellomarini, P. Papotti, R. Torlone.
    Meta-Mappings for Schema Mapping Reuse.
    PVLDB, 2019. (.pdf)
  • B. Marnette, G. Mecca, P. Papotti.
    Scalable Data Exchange with Functional Dependencies.
    PVLDB, 2010. (.pdf) (.ppt) (code)
  • G. Mecca, P. Papotti, S. Raunich.
    Core Schema Mappings.
    In SIGMOD Conference, 2009. (.pdf) (.ppt) (tech. report) (code)
  • M.A. Hernandez, P. Papotti, W.C. Tan.
    Data Exchange with Data-Metadata Translations.
    In VLDB Conference, 2008. (.pdf) (.ppt)
  • A. Raffio, D. Braga, S.Ceri, P. Papotti, M.A. Hernandez.
    Clip: a Visual Language for Explicit Schema Mappings.
    In ICDE Conference, 2008. (.pdf)
  • A. Fuxman, M.A.Hernandez, H.Ho, R.J. Miller, P. Papotti, L.Popa.
    Nested Mappings: Schema Mapping Reloaded.
    In VLDB Conference, 2006. (.pdf) (.ppt)

Web Data Extraction and Integration

  • M. Bronzi, V. Crescenzi, P. Merialdo, P. Papotti.
    Extraction and Integration of Partially Overlapping Web Sources.
    PVLDB, 2013. (.pdf)
  • L.Blanco, V.Crescenzi, P.Merialdo, P.Papotti.
    Probabilistic Models to Reconcile Complex Data from Inaccurate Data Sources.
    In CAiSE Conference, 2010. (.pdf)

Schema Exchange

  • P. Papotti and R. Torlone.
    Schema exchange: Generic mappings for transforming data and metadata.
    In Data & Knowledge Engineering, 2009. (.pdf)
  • P. Papotti and R. Torlone.
    Automatic Generation of Model Translations.
    In CAiSE Conference, 2007. (.pdf)

Associate Professor at the
Data Science Department
Campus SophiaTech
450 route des Chappes
06410 Biot, France

Tel: +33 (0)4 - 9300 8147
Room 423
papotti at MyInstitutionName .fr


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