Volume 37    Number 4    December 2008  
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Managing Information Extraction | Database Principles | Distinguished Database Profiles
Research Centers | Open Forum | Event Reports | Calls for Papers | Calls for Participation

ENTIRE ISSUE – 128 pages (in: PDF)
SIGMOD Officers, Committees and Awards (also in: PDF)
Editor’s Notes (in: PDF)
Message to New SIGMOD Members (especially students) (in: PDF)

Managing Information Extraction

Introduction to the Special Issue on Managing Information Extraction
A. Doan, L. Gravano, R. Ramakrishnan, S. Vaithyanathan
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SystemT: A System for Declarative Information Extraction
R. Krishnamurthy, Y. Li, S. Raghavan, F. Reiss, S. Vaithyanathan, H. Zhu
Available in: PDF
Information Extraction Challenges in Managing Unstructured Data
A. Doan, J. Naughton, R. Ramakrishnan, A. Baid, X. Chai, F. Chen, T. Chen, E. Chu, P. DeRose, B. Gao, C. Gokhale, J. Huang, W. Shen, B.-Q. Vuong
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Purple SOX Extraction Management System
P. Bohannon, S. Merugu, C. Yu, V. Agarwal, P. DeRose, A. Iyer, A. Jain, V. Kakade M. Muralidharan, R. Ramakrishnan, W. Shen
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Building Query Optimizers for Information Extraction: The SQoUT Project
A. Jain, P. Ipeirotis, L. Gravano
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Domain Adaptation of Information Extraction Models
R. Gupta, S. Sarawagi
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The YAGO-NAGA Approach to Knowledge Discovery
G. Kasneci, M. Ramanath, F. Suchanek, G. Weikum
Available in: PDF
Web Page Understanding: Beyond Page-Level Search
Z. Nie, J.-R. Wen, W.-Y. Ma
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Web-Scale Extraction of Structured Data
M. Cafarella, J. Madhavan, A. Halevy
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Using Wikipedia to Bootstrap Open Information Extraction
D. Weld, R. Hoffmann, F. Wu
Available in: PDF

Database Principles

Modeling and Querying Probabilistic
B. Kimelfeld, Y. Sagiv
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On Query Algebras for Probabilistic Databases
C. Koch
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Distinguished Database Profiles

Surajit Chaudhuri Speaks Out
Marianne Winslett
Available in: PDF
URL: http://research.microsoft.com/en-us/people/surajitc/

Research Centers

The ETH Zurich Systems Group and Enterprise Computing Center
Available in: PDF
URL: http://www.systems.ethz.ch/

Open Forum

How NOT to Review a Paper: The tools and techniques of the adversarial reviewer
Available in: PDF

Event Reports

Report on the First European Conference on Software Architecture (ECSA 2007)
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Report on International Workshop on Privacy and Anonymity in the Information Society (PAIS 2008)
Available in: PDF
Report on the IFIP WG5.8 International Workshop on Enterprise Interoperability (IWEI 2008)
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Report on the First Workshop on Very Large Digital Libraries (VLDL 2008)
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Report on the First Workshop on Transforming and Weaving Ontologies in Model Driven Engineering (TWOMDE 2008)
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Calls for Papers

DaMoN 2009: 5th International Workshop on Data Management on New Hardware
Available in: PDF
URL: http://www.ins.cwi.nl/projects/damon09/
DBTest 2009: 2nd International Workshop on Testing Database Systems
Available in: PDF
URL: http://dbtest2009.ethz.ch/
IDAR 2009: 3rd SIGMOD PhD Workshop on Innovative Database Research
Available in: PDF
URL: http://wcms.inf.ed.ac.uk/idar09
MobiDE 2009: 8th International ACM Workshop on Data Engineering for Wireless and Mobile Access (10-year anniversary)
Available in: PDF
URL: http://www.cs.fsu.edu/mobide09/
WebDB 2009: 12th International Workshop on the Web and Databases
Available in: PDF
URL: http://webdb09.cse.buffalo.edu/
ER 2009: 28th International Conference on Conceptual Modeling
Available in: PDF
URL: http://www.inf.ufrgs.br/ER2009/

Calls for Participation

WSDM 2009: 2nd ACM International Conference on Web Search and Data Mining
Available in: PDF
URL: http://wsdm2009.org/
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