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NLPX at INEX 2004

Woodley, Alan P. & Geva, Shlomo (2005) NLPX at INEX 2004. In Fuhr, Norbert, Lalmas, Mounia, Saadia, Malik, & Szlavik, Zoltan (Eds.) Advances in XML Information Retrieval Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Volume 3493 / 2005, Publisher Springer Berlin/Heidelberg, ISBN 3-540-26166-4, Springer, Dagstuhl Castle, Germany, pp. 382-395.

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Abstract

Users of information retrieval (IR) systems require an interface that is powerful and easy-to-use in order to fulfill their information requirement. In XML-IR systems this is a non-trivial task since users expect these systems to fulfill both their structural and content requirements. Most existing XML-IR systems accept queries formatted in formal query languages, however, these languages are difficult to use. This paper presents NLPX – an XML-IR system with a natural language interface that is user friendly enough so it can be used intuitively, but sophisticated enough to be able to handle complex structured queries. NLPX accepts English queries that contain both users’ content and structural requirements. It uses a set of grammar templates to derive the structural and content requirements and translates them into a formal language (NEXI). The formal language queries can then be processed by many existing XML-IR systems. The system was developed for participation in the NLP Track of the INEX 2004 Workshop, and results indicated that natural language interfaces are able to capture users’ structural and content requirements, but not as accurately as some formal language interfaces.

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ID Code: 3735
Item Type: Conference Paper
Keywords: Natural Language Queries, XML, IR, Search Engine Interface, Information Retrieval, NLPX, INEX
DOI: 10.1007/11424550_31
ISBN: 9783540261667
ISSN: 1611-3349
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000) > LIBRARY AND INFORMATION STUDIES (080700) > Information Retrieval and Web Search (080704)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Science and Technology
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2005 Springer
Copyright Statement: This is the author-version of the work. Conference proceedings published, by Springer Verlag, will be available via SpringerLink. http://www.springer.de/comp/lncs/ Lecture Notes in Computer Science
Deposited On: 23 Mar 2006
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 23:15

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