Formulating XML-IR Queries

Woodley, Alan P. (2007) Formulating XML-IR Queries. In McFarlane, Andrew, Azzopardi, Leif, & Ounis, Iadh (Eds.) Future Directions in Information Access, 28/8/2007 - 29/8/2007, Glasgow, Scotland.


XML information retrieval systems differ from traditional information retrieval systems by returning relevant portions of documents, rather than entire documents. Theoretically, this should better fulfil the information needs of users, especially in situations where their information need is very complex. However, if users are going to exploit this advantage then they need a query formation interface that is both sophisticated and intuitive. This paper outlines four potential query formation interfaces: keywords, formal language, natural language and query by templates. For each interface it: outline the advantages and disadvantages, presents comparative results stemming from experiments and proposes several future research areas involving the four interfaces.

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ID Code: 9715
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: No
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Keywords: Natural Language Processing, INEX, XML, IR, XML Information Retrieval, Natural Language Queries, NLPX, XML Query Formation Interfaces, NEXI, Bricks, XPath
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 2007 (please consult author)
Deposited On: 28 Sep 2007 00:00
Last Modified: 03 Mar 2011 05:43

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