The insufficient old 'Search Author'
program was replaced in March 2008 by a new search engine.
We hope that this makes your search in DBLP more convenient.
A query is interpreted as a set of prefixes of name parts.
If you enter a few words, you get the names which include these
words as prefixes of some name parts:
|Ar b c
||Clark B. Archer
Arnold B. Calica
Arnab B. Chowdry
Armin B. Cremers
- The query and the names stored in DBLP are broken in parts.
The delimiters of this 'tokenizing' are spaces and punctuation marks.
The punctuation marks are not relevant for the matching.
"Ar-b-c." produces the same result as "Ar b c".
- The matching is NOT case-sensitive.
- The order of the query words does not matter, i.e. the queries
"Petra M A" and "M Petra A" are equivalent.
- If you end a query word with a $-sign, only exact matches of this word
are shown. Try the queries "xi li" vs. "xi$li" vs. "xi li$" vs. "xi$li$"
("xi$ li" and "xi$li" are equivalent).
- Most parts of DBLP are restricted to the
This includes characters like ä, é, è ñ,
å ç etc. but NOT ł, č, ű, ş ...
In DBLP, we try to transliterate all person names to Latin-1.
- As long as you restrict your query to ASCII (Basic Latin in Unicode) the
search engine matches 'diacritic insensitive', i.e.
the query "moller" matches "moller", "möller", "møller",
- As soon as your query contains any diacritic mark, the
matching becomes exact. Now "René" matches "René" but not
"Rene" or "Renè".
Encoding, form method, ...:
Copyright © Mon Nov 2 20:15:06 2009
by Michael Ley (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- The preferred encoding to transmit the query is UTF-8.
As soon as the query contains a byte sequence which is illegal in UTF-8,
the incoming byte sequence is interpreted as Latin-1.
- Additionally, the search engine understands character entities
like ä for the Latin-1 characters.
- The author search accepts queries using the GET or the POST method.