The VLDB Journal

, Volume 17, Issue 1, pp 1–3 | Cite as

Introduction to the special issue on database and information retrieval integration

  • W. Bruce Croft
  • Hans-J. Schek
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of Massachusetts AmherstAmherstUSA
  2. 2.ETH ZurichZurichSwitzerland

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