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DBLP is a computer science bibliography website hosted at Universität Trier, in Germany. It was originally a database and logic programming bibliography site, and has existed at least since the 1980s. DBLP listed more than 3.1 million journal articles, conference papers, and other publications on computer science in November 2015, up from about 14,000 in 1995.[1] All important journals on computer science are tracked. Proceedings papers of many conferences are also tracked. It is mirrored at five sites across the Internet.[2][3][4][5]

For his work on maintaining DBLP, Michael Ley received an award from the Association for Computing Machinery and the VLDB Endowment Special Recognition Award in 1997.

DBLP originally stood for DataBase systems and Logic Programming. As a backronym, it has been taken to stand for Digital Bibliography & Library Project;[6] however, it is now preferred that the acronym be simply a name, hence the new title "The DBLP Computer Science Bibliography".[7]


Developer(s) Alexander Weber
Stable release 2.0b / September 6, 2006; 15 years ago (2006-09-06)
Operating system Unix
Type XML
Website http://dblp.uni-trier.de/

DBL-Browser (Digital Bibliographic Library Browser) is a utility for browsing the DBLP website. The browser was written by Alexander Weber in 2005 at Universität Trier. It was designed for use off-line in reading the DBLP, which consisted of 696,000 bibliographic entries in 2005 (and in 2015 has more than 2.9 million).

DBL-Browser is GPL software, available for download from SourceForge. It uses the XML DTD. Written in Java programming language, this code shows the bibliographic entry in several types of screens, ranging from graphics to text:

  • Author page
  • Article page
  • Table of contents
  • Related conferences / journals
  • Related authors (graphic representation of relationships)
  • Trend analysis (graphics histogram)

DBLP is similar to the bibliographic portion of arxiv.org which also links to articles. DBL-Browser provides a means to view some of the associated computer science articles.

See also


  1. "DBLP Computer Science Bibliography: Statistics - Records in DBLP". Retrieved 29 Nov 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. DBLP Web site.
  3. Ley, Michael (2002), "The DBLP computer science bibliography: Evolution, research issues, perspectives", String Processing and Information Retrieval, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 2000, Springer-Verlag, pp. 481–486, doi:10.1007/3-540-45735-6_1<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>.
  4. Petricek, Vaclav; Cox, Ingemar J.; Han, Hui; Councill, Isaac G.; Giles, C. Lee (2005), "A comparison of on-line computer science citation databases", Research and Advanced Technology for Digital Libraries, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 3652, Springer-Verlag, pp. 438–449, doi:10.1007/11551362_39<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>.
  5. Ley, Michael (2009), "DBLP: some lessons learned", Proceedings of the VLDB Endowment, 2 (2): 1493–1500<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>.
  6. Michael Ley; Patrick Reuther (2006). "Maintaining an Online Bibliographical Database: the Problem of Data Quality". EGC, ser. Revue des Nouvelles Technologies de l’Information. RNTI-E-6: 5–10.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

External links

  • DBL-Browser
  • CompleteSearch DBLP provides a fast search-as-you-type interface to DBLP, as well as faceted search. It is maintained by Hannah Bast and synchronized twice daily with the DBLP database. Since December 2007, the search functionality is embedded into each DBLP author page (via Javascript).
  • FacetedDBLP provides a faceted search interface to DBLP, synchronized once per week with the DBLP database. In addition to common facets such as year, author, or venues, it contains a topic-based facet summarizing and characterizing the current result set based on the author keywords for individual publications. For the DBLP data, FacetedDBLP also provides an RDF dump (using D2R server technology) as well as an SQL dump based on the underlying mysql database.
  • confsearch Conference search engine and calendar based on DBLP.
  • CloudMining DBLP is another faceted search solution with different visualizations.