The NLP task at INEX 2004

Geva, Shlomo & Sahama, Tony (2005) The NLP task at INEX 2004. In Newsletter ACM SIGIR Forum, Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) , Dagstuhl Castle, Germany, pp. 50-53.

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The INEX workshop is concerned with evaluating the effectiveness of XML retrieval systems. In 2004 a natural language query task was added to the INEX Ad hoc track. Standard INEX Ad hoc topic titles are specified in NEXI -- a simplified and restricted subset of XPath, with a similar feel, and yet with a distinct IR flavour and interpretation. The syntax of NEXI is rigid and it imposes some limitations on the kind of information need that it can faithfully capture. At INEX 2004 the NLP question to be answered was simple -- is it practical to use a natural language query that is the equivalent of the formal NEXI title? The results of this experiment are reported and some information on the future direction of the NLP task is presented.

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ID Code: 60708
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
DOI: 10.1145/1067268.1067284
ISSN: 0163-5840
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Science and Technology
Past > Institutes > Information Security Institute
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2005 Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
Deposited On: 10 Jun 2013 23:37
Last Modified: 16 Jul 2013 00:21

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