Bulletin of the Technical Committee on


December 2006 Vol. 29 No. 4   IEEE Computer Society


Letter from the Editor-in-Chief   David Lomet 1
Letter from the Special Issue Editor   Dan Suciu 2

Special Issue Web-Scale Data, Systems, and Semantics

Data Management Issues in Supporting Large-Scale Web Services    
    Philip A. Bernstein, Nishant Dani, Badriddine Khessib, Ramesh Manne, David Shutt 3
Content, Metadata, and Behavioral Information: Directions for Yahoo! Research   The Yahoo! Research Team 10
Structured Data Meets the Web: A Few Observations    
    Jayant Madhavan, Alon Halevy, Shirley Cohen, Xin (Luna) Dong, Shawn R. Jeffery, David Ko, Cong Yu 19
A funny thing happened on the way to a billion ....   Alfredo Alba,  
    Varun Bhagwan, Mike Ching, Alex Cozzi, Raj Desai, Daniel Gruhl, Kevin Haas, Linda Kato, Jeff Kusnitz,  
    Bryan Langston, Ferdy Nagy, Linda Nguyen, Jan Pieper, Savitha Srinivasan, Anthony Stuart and Renjie Tang 27
Web Information Extraction and User Modeling: Towards Closing the Gap   Eugene Agichtein 37
Structured Queries Over Web Text   Michael J. Cafarella, Oren Etzioni, Dan Suciu 45

Announcements and Notices

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