Introduction to the special issue on database and information retrieval integration

Introduction to the special issue on database and information retrieval integration The VLDB Journal (2008) 17:1–3 DOI 10.1007/s00778-007-0074-x GUEST EDITORIAL Introduction to the special issue on database and information retrieval integration W. Bruce Croft · Hans-J. Schek Published online: 6 November 2007 © Springer-Verlag 2007 The goal of having a common platform for dealing with In the 1970s and 80s, a number of papers described the both structured and unstructured data is a longstanding one, implementation of IR systems using relational database going back to the 1960s. A number of approaches have been systems (e.g. MacLeod 1979 [23]; Crawford 1981 [5]). suggested, both from the database and information retrieval Efficiency issues persisted with this approach until the 1990s (IR) perspective, but the motivation for finding a solution (Defazio et al. 1995 [12]). Object management systems were or solutions that work has grown tremendously since the also successfully used to support indexes in search engines advent of very large-scale Web databases. Areas that were (e.g. Brown et al. 1994 [3]). The 1990s also was the period once the exclusive concerns of IR such as statistical infer- when important work was done on developing probabilis- ence and ranking, have now become important topics for tic extensions of database models for IR applications. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The VLDB Journal Springer Journals

Introduction to the special issue on database and information retrieval integration

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Springer-Verlag
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Copyright © 2007 by Springer-Verlag
Subject
Computer Science; Database Management
ISSN
1066-8888
eISSN
0949-877X
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10.1007/s00778-007-0074-x
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