Bulletin of the Technical Committee on


September 2001 Vol. 24 No. 3   IEEE Computer Society


Letter from the Editor-in-Chief   David Lomet 1
Letter from the Special Issue Editor   Sunita Sarawagi 2

Special Issue on Imprecise Queries

Query Refinement in Similarity Search Systems    
    Kaushik Chakrabarti, Michael Ortega, Kriengkrai Porkaew, and Sharad Mehrotra 3
Multimedia Queries by Example and Relevance Feedback    
    Leejay Wu, Christos Faloutsos, Katia Sycara, and Terry Payne 14
Keyword Search in Databases    
    Arvind Hulgeri, Gaurav Bhalotia, Charuta Nakhe, Soumen Chakrabarti and S. Sudarshan 22
Using Probabilistic Argumentation Systems to Search and Classify Web Sites   Justin Picard and Jacques Savoy 22
Towards Scalable Scoring for Preference-based Item Recommendation   Markus Stolze and Walid Rjaibi 42

Announcements and Notices

TCDE Election Notice and Position Statement   50
TCDE Election Ballot   backcover