Bulletin of the Technical Committee on


December 2005 Vol. 28 No. 4   IEEE Computer Society


Letter from the Editor-in-Chief   David Lomet 1
Letter from the Special Issue Editor   Gultekin ÷zsoyoglu 2

Special Issue on Searching and Mining Literature Digital Libraries

Scaling Information Extraction to Large Document Collections   Eugene Agichtein 3
Fast and Furious Text Mining   Joel D. Martin 11
Evaluating Publication Similarity Measures    
    Sulieman Bani-Ahmad, Ali Cakmak, Gultekin Ozsoyoglu, and Abdullah Al-Hamdani 21
Hard Queries can be Addressed with Query Splitting Plus Stepping Stones and Pathways    
    Xiaoyan Yu, Fernando Das-Neves, and Edward A. Fox 29
Ten-Year Cross-Disciplinary Comparison of the Growth of Open Access and How it Increases Research Citation  
Impact   Chawki Hajjem, Stevan Harnad, Yves Gingras 39
A System of User-Guided Biological Literature Search Engine   Meng Hu and Jiong Yang 47

Announcements and Notices

VLDB'06 Conference Call for Papers   53
ICDE'06 Data Engineering Conference Conference   backcover