Extracting valuable facts or informative summaries from multi-dimensional
tables, i.e. insight mining, is an important task in data analysis and business
intelligence. However, ranking the importance of insights remains a challenging
and unexplored task...
The main challenge is that explicitly scoring an insight
or giving it a rank requires a thorough understanding of the tables and costs a
lot of manual efforts, which leads to the lack of available training data for
the insight ranking problem. In this paper, we propose an insight ranking model
that consists of two parts: A neural ranking model explores the data
characteristics, such as the header semantics and the data statistical
features, and a memory network model introduces table structure and context
information into the ranking process. We also build a dataset with text
assistance. Experimental results show that our approach largely improves the
ranking precision as reported in multi evaluation metrics.