- 2016-05-13: dblp.org and CompleteSearch integration
For almost ten years now, the CompleteSearch interface has provided fast and convenient access to all of the metadata collected by dblp. Features like faceted search and fast search as you type made it a valuable asset to the computer science community. Since 2011, the service has been available under the easily memorizable domain dblp.org. With today's update of the dblp web system, the final stage of the integration of the CompleteSearch capabilities and its convenient search interface has concluded, and CompleteSearch is now an integral part of the dblp web system. At the same time, the domain dblp.org will now point directly to the dblp main site. This domain will play a more prominent role in the future URL and ID schemes of dblp.
The CompleteSearch engine and search interface has been developed and maintained by Hannah Bast (formerly at the Max Planck Institute for Informatics in Saarbrücken, now at the University of Freiburg, Germany). Although operated independently from the main dblp web site, the development of the search interface has always been in consultation with the dblp team. The layout of both web sites had been unified, and a preview of CompleteSearch's facets had been part of the classic dblp author pages. The interface provided a lot of search features that the rather basic search of the dblp site in Trier had been lacking (like an extremely fast and responsive search interface, searching by facets, search as you type, Boolean operators for complex queries, and more), and quickly became the community's first choice when searching publications within dblp.
With the overhaul of the dblp web system (which started about two years ago), the features of the old CompleteSearch interface have been integrated step by step into the dblp web systems hosted in Trier and Dagstuhl. This has been made possible by local back-end instances of the CompleteSearch engine that are now powering all of the search, filter, and browsing capabilities of the dblp web pages. With today's update, all major features of the interface have been integrated, as well as the former URL.
This does – of course – not mean that the search interface won't see further improvements and updates in the future. After all, dblp is a project that is continuously adapting and evolving. The improvement of the search engine's front end and back end will remain a collaboration between the dblp team in Trier and Hannah Bast's research group in Freiburg.
At the same time, today's update also means that the "modern-style" dblp web page layout is now established as standard for all aspects of the dblp web site, and that the old "classic-style" layout which is currently still available at some of the dblp pages will fade out with future updates.
For dblp, it is of utmost importance that every update improves the user experience and the utility of dblp for you (the computer scientists) in your daily work. Although any major update runs the risk of breaking existing features or disrupting established work habits, please be assured that this is never made intentionally. Hence, if you feel that an important feature of the old interface is missing, or if you encounter any problems when using the new search pages, please contact us under email@example.com.
- 2016-05-03: 3,333,333
Today, dblp reached the wonderful "Schnapszahl" of 3,333,333 publications.
- 2016-02-29: Small modifications to dblp's XML format
With the next upcoming XML dump, you might notice that we added some additional attributes to a (very small) number of dblp records. These changes have become necessary to realize extensions of the dblp data model in our back-end. Most of our users won't notice any difference at all, but if you are working on our XML raw data dump, you may need to update any local copy of the dblp.dtd file in order to validate future versions of the dblp.xml file. This is also true for all future stable releases of the dblp data set. The new DTD is compatible with all earlier XML dumps.
- 2015-06-18: 3 million publications
We are happy to announce that on Thursday, June 18, 2015, the dblp computer science bibliography indexed its 3-millionth publication. Thanks to the joint effort of the University of Trier and Schloss Dagstuhl, as well as the commitment and help of our dedicated users and data partners, dblp has grown to be the world's most comprehensive open bibliographic data service in computer science. And the service is still growing strong: In each of the past three years, more than 325.000 new publications have been added to the database.
Every month, more than 450.000 distinct users visit the dblp web pages. On average, five dblp pages are viewed per second, and every three seconds a new user session is started. The dblp team understands this ever-growing demand as an incentive to keep consolidating and improving our service.
dblp was built for the computer science research community. It is your tool, and we want it to meet your specific needs, e.g., when you are searching for articles, looking for bibliographic data, or browsing authors and publication venues of computer science. So if you have any ideas or suggestions about how we can improve the utility of dblp for your daily work, please let us know!
- 2015-04-17: Schloss Dagstuhl seeks Research Scientist (Computer Science or Mathematics)
At Schloss Dagstuhl – Leibniz Center for Informatics seeks to hire a Research Scientist (Computer Science or Mathematics). Position start date: July 1, 2015.
Job description: The dblp computer science bibliography, jointly operated by Schloss Dagstuhl and the University of Trier, is the world’s most comprehensive open data collection on bibliographic meta data in computer science, hosting about three million publication records. In the research project Scalable Author Disambiguation for Bibliographic Databases, the Heidelberg Institute for Theoretical Studies (HITS), FIZ Karlsruhe – Leibniz Institute for Information Infrastructure, and Schloss Dagstuhl have joined forces to develop algorithmic methods for determining the unambiguous attribution of research articles to their authors in scholarly databases such as dblp or zbMATH. The person hired for this position will be responsible for developing and implementing such methods in the live production environment of dblp, and participating in the ongoing technological and content-related development of the dblp service. Job duties will be performed in close cooperation with the existing dblp team of Schloss Dagstuhl and our project partners.
For more information, please visit the website of Schloss Dagstuhl.
- 2015-04-05: University of Trier seeks Professor (Database and Information Systems)
The Department of Computer Science of the University of Trier seeks a W3 professor at the Chair of Database and Information Systems. The department is (co-)hosting the dblp computer science bibliography.
For more information, please see the official job posting (in German only).
- case-insensitive prefix search: default
e.g., sig matches "SIGIR" as well as "signal"
- exact word search: append dollar sign ($) to word
e.g., graph$ matches "graph", but not "graphics"
- phrase search: connect words by a dot (.)
- boolean and: separate words by space
e.g., codd model
- boolean or: connect words by pipe symbol (|)
- boolean not: prepend word by minus sign (-)
e.g., knuth -don