Bulletin of the Technical Committee on


December 2001 Vol. 24 No. 4   IEEE Computer Society


Letter from the Editor-in-Chief   David Lomet 1
New TCDE Chair for 2002-2003   Paul Larson, Masaru Kitsuregawa, Betty Salzberg 2
Letter from the Special Issue Editor   Luis Gravano 2

Special Issue on Text and Databases

DB2 Optimization in Support of Full Text Search   Albert Maier, David Simmen 3
Microsoft SQL Server Full-Text Search   James Hamilton, Tapas Nayak 7
Basics of Oracle Text Retrieval   Paul Dixon 11
Structured and Unstructured Search in Enterprises   Prabhakar Raghavan 15
Indexing Methods for Approximate String Matching    
    Gonzalo Navarro, Ricardo Baeza-Yates, Erkki Sutinen, Jorma Tarhio 19
Using q-grams in a DBMS for Approximate String Processing   Luis Gravano,  
    Panagiotis G. Ipeirotis, H. V. Jagadish, Nick Koudas, S. Muthukrishnan, Lauri Pietarinen, Divesh Srivastava 28
Modern Information Retrieval: A Brief Overview   Amit Singhal 35
Integrating Diverse Information Management Systems: A Brief Survey    
    Sriram Raghavan, Hector Garcia-Molina 44

Announcements and Notices

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