Advances in XML Information Retrieval and Evaluation

4th International Workshop of the Initiative for the Evaluation of XML Retrieval, INEX 2005, Dagstuhl Castle, Germany, November 28-30, 2005. Revised Selected Papers

  • Norbert Fuhr
  • Mounia Lalmas
  • Saadia Malik
  • Gabriella Kazai
Conference proceedings INEX 2005

Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 3977)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
  2. Saadia Malik, Gabriella Kazai, Mounia Lalmas, Norbert Fuhr
    Pages 1-15
  3. Gabriella Kazai, Mounia Lalmas
    Pages 16-29
  4. Benjamin Piwowarski
    Pages 30-42
  5. Jovan Pehcevski, James A. Thom
    Pages 43-57
  6. Andrew Trotman, Mounia Lalmas
    Pages 58-71
  7. Vojkan Mihajlović, Georgina Ramírez, Thijs Westerveld, Djoerd Hiemstra, Henk Ernst Blok, Arjen P. de Vries
    Pages 72-87
  8. Karen Sauvagnat, Lobna Hlaoua, Mohand Boughanem
    Pages 88-103
  9. Börkur Sigurbjörnsson, Jaap Kamps
    Pages 104-118
  10. Marcus Hassler, Abdelhamid Bouchachia
    Pages 119-133
  11. Paavo Arvola, Jaana Kekäläinen, Marko Junkkari
    Pages 134-145
  12. Roelof van Zwol
    Pages 146-160
  13. Wei Lu, Stephen Robertson, Andrew MacFarlane
    Pages 161-171
  14. Philipp Dopichaj
    Pages 196-210
  15. Shlomo Geva
    Pages 240-253
  16. Kei Fujimoto, Toshiyuki Shimizu, Norimasa Terada, Kenji Hatano, Yu Suzuki, Toshiyuki Amagasa et al.
    Pages 254-267
  17. Carolyn J. Crouch, Sudip Khanna, Poorva Potnis, Nagendra Doddapaneni
    Pages 268-281
  18. Martin Theobald, Ralf Schenkel, Gerhard Weikum
    Pages 282-295
  19. Miro Lehtonen
    Pages 296-305
  20. Jovan Pehcevski, James A. Thom, S. M. M. Tahaghoghi
    Pages 306-320
  21. Eugen Popovici, Gildas Ménier, Pierre-François Marteau
    Pages 321-335
  22. Jean-Noël Vittaut, Patrick Gallinari
    Pages 336-343
  23. Ralf Schenkel, Martin Theobald
    Pages 344-357
  24. Alan Woodley, Shlomo Geva
    Pages 358-372
  25. Maria Izabel Menezes Azevedo, Klérisson Vinícius Ribeiro Paixão, Diego Vinícius Castro Pereira
    Pages 388-397
  26. Birger Larsen, Saadia Malik, Anastasios Tombros
    Pages 398-410
  27. Jaap Kamps, Börkur Sigurbjörnsson
    Pages 411-421
  28. Richi Nayak, Sumei Xu
    Pages 432-442
  29. Anne-Marie Vercoustre, Mounir Fegas, Saba Gul, Yves Lechevallier
    Pages 443-457
  30. Calin Garboni, Florent Masseglia, Brigitte Trousse
    Pages 458-468
  31. Laurent Candillier, Isabelle Tellier, Fabien Torre
    Pages 469-480
  32. M. Hagenbuchner, A. Sperduti, A. C. Tsoi, F. Trentini, F. Scarselli, M. Gori
    Pages 481-496
  33. Roelof van Zwol, Gabriella Kazai, Mounia Lalmas
    Pages 497-510
  34. D. Tjondronegoro, J. Zhang, J. Gu, A. Nguyen, S. Geva
    Pages 511-524
  35. D. N. F. Awang Iskandar, Jovan Pehcevski, James A. Thom, S. M. M. Tahaghoghi
    Pages 525-539
  36. Back Matter

About these proceedings


Content-oriented XML retrieval has been receiving increasing interest due to the widespread use of eXtensible Markup Language (XML), which is becoming a standard document format on the Web, in digital libraries,and publishing. By exploiting the enriched source of syntactic and semantic information that XML markup provides, XML information retrieval (IR) systems aim to implement a more focused retrieval strategy and return document components, so-called XML elements – instead of complete documents – in response to a user query. This focused retrieval approach is of particular bene?t for collections containing long documents or documents covering a wide variety of topics (e.g., books, user manuals, legal documents, etc.), where users’ e?ort to locate relevant content can be reduced by directing them to the most relevant parts of the documents. Implementing this, more focused, retrieval paradigm means that an XML IR system needs not only to ?nd relevant information in the XML documents, but it also has to determine the appropriate level of granularity to be returned to the user. In addition, the relevance of a retrieved component may be dependent on meeting both content and structural query conditions.


Extensible Markup Language (XML) NLP XML XML data retrieval XML retrieval relevance ranking database digital libraries information retrieval interactive XML information retrieval metadata multimedia natural language processing query processing relational database

Editors and affiliations

  • Norbert Fuhr
    • 1
  • Mounia Lalmas
    • 2
  • Saadia Malik
    • 3
  • Gabriella Kazai
    • 4
  1. 1.University of Duisburg-EssenDuisburgGermany
  2. 2.Queen Mary, University of LondonLondonUK
  3. 3.University Duisburg-EssenGermany
  4. 4.Microsoft Research CambridgeUnited Kingdom

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