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dblp's logo since 2012
Type of site
Online database
Owner Schloss Dagstuhl – Leibniz-Zentrum für Informatik (LZI)
Created byMichael Ley
Editor Leibniz Center for Informatics
URL dblp.org OOjs UI icon edit-ltr-progressive.svg
Alexa rankDecrease2.svg 89,415 (May 2020) [1]

DBLP is a computer science bibliography website. Starting in 1993 at the University of Trier, Germany, it grew from a small collection of HTML files [2] and became an organization hosting a database and logic programming bibliography site. Since November 2018, DBLP is a branch of Schloss Dagstuhl – Leibniz-Zentrum für Informatik (LZI). [3] DBLP listed more than 4.86 million journal articles, conference papers, and other publications on computer science in December 2019, up from about 14,000 in 1995 and 3.66 million in July 2016. [4] All important journals on computer science are tracked. Proceedings papers of many conferences are also tracked. It is mirrored at three sites across the Internet. [5] [6] [7]


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; [8] however, it is now preferred that the acronym be simply a name, hence the new title "The DBLP Computer Science Bibliography". [9]


Developer(s) Alexander Weber
Initial release2005;15 years ago (2005)
Stable release
2.0b / September 6, 2006;13 years ago (2006-09-06)
Written in Java
Operating system Unix
Type XML
License GPL
Websitedbis.uni-trier.de/DBL-Browser (offline)

DBL-Browser (Digital Bibliographic Library Browser) is a utility for browsing the DBLP website. The browser was written by Alexander Weber in 2005 at the University of 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:

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.

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