Advances in XML Information Retrieval

Third International Workshop of the Initiative for the Evaluation of XML Retrieval, INEX 2004, Dagstuhl Castle, Germany, December 6-8, 2004, Revised Selected Papers

  • Norbert Fuhr
  • Mounia Lalmas
  • Saadia Malik
  • Zoltán Szlávik
Conference proceedings INEX 2004

Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 3493)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
  2. Overview of INEX 2004

    1. Saadia Malik, Mounia Lalmas, Norbert Fuhr
      Pages 1-15
  3. Methodology

    1. Andrew Trotman, Börkur Sigurbjörnsson
      Pages 16-40
    2. Andrew Trotman, Börkur Sigurbjörnsson
      Pages 41-53
    3. Richard A. O’Keefe
      Pages 54-59
    4. Gabriella Kazai, Mounia Lalmas, Arjen de Vries
      Pages 60-72
  4. Ad Hoc Retrieval

    1. Charles L. A. Clarke, Philip L. Tilker
      Pages 85-87
    2. Maryam Karimzadegan, Jafar Habibi, Farhad Oroumchian
      Pages 88-99
    3. Jean-Noël Vittaut, Benjamin Piwowarski, Patrick Gallinari
      Pages 100-112
    4. Maha Salem, Alan Woodley, Shlomo Geva
      Pages 113-126
    5. Jaana Kekäläinen, Marko Junkkari, Paavo Arvola, Timo Aalto
      Pages 127-139
    6. Roelof van Zwol, Frans Wiering, Virginia Dignum
      Pages 140-152
    7. Jovan Pehcevski, James A. Thom, S. M. M. Tahaghoghi, Anne-Marie Vercoustre
      Pages 153-167
    8. Kenji Hatano, Hiroko Kinutani, Toshiyuki Amagasa, Yasuhiro Mori, Masatoshi Yoshikawa, Shunsuke Uemura
      Pages 168-182
    9. Gilles Hubert
      Pages 183-195
    10. Börkur Sigurbjörnsson, Jaap Kamps, Maarten de Rijke
      Pages 196-210
    11. Paul Ogilvie, Jamie Callan
      Pages 224-237
    12. Felix Weigel, Klaus U. Schulz, Holger Meuss
      Pages 238-252
    13. Gianni Amati, Claudio Carpineto, Giovanni Romano
      Pages 253-260
    14. Sriram Mohan, Arijit Sengupta
      Pages 261-275
  5. Ad Hoc Retrieval and Relevance Feedback

    1. Vojkan Mihajlović, Georgina Ramírez, Arjen P. de Vries, Djoerd Hiemstra, Henk Ernst Blok
      Pages 276-291
    2. Carolyn J. Crouch, Aniruddha Mahajan, Archana Bellamkonda
      Pages 292-302
  6. Relevance Feedback

    1. Yosi Mass, Matan Mandelbrod
      Pages 303-310
  7. Ad Hoc Retrieval and Heterogeneous Document Collection

    1. Maria Izabel M. Azevedo, Lucas Pantuza Amorim, Nívio Ziviani
      Pages 311-321
  8. Heterogeneous Document Collection

    1. Zoltán Szlávik, Thomas Rölleke
      Pages 349-357
    2. Serge Abiteboul, Ioana Manolescu, Benjamin Nguyen, Nicoleta Preda
      Pages 358-371
    3. Miro Lehtonen
      Pages 372-381
  9. Natural Language Processing of Topics

    1. Alan Woodley, Shlomo Geva
      Pages 382-394
    2. Xavier Tannier, Jean-Jacques Girardot, Mihaela Mathieu
      Pages 395-409
  10. Interactive Studies

    1. Anastasios Tombros, Birger Larsen, Saadia Malik
      Pages 410-423
    2. Heesop Kim, Heejung Son
      Pages 424-436
  11. Back Matter

About these proceedings


The ultimate goal of many information access systems (e.g., digital libraries, the Web, intranets) is to provide the right content to their end-users. This content is increasingly a mixture of text, multimedia, and metadata, and is formatted according to the adopted –W3C standard for information repositories, the so-called eXtensible Markup L- guage (XML). Whereas many of today’s information access systems still treat do- ments as single large (text) blocks, XML offers the opportunity to exploit the internal structure of documents in order to allow for more precise access thus providing more specific answers to user requests. Providing effective access to XML-based content is therefore a key issue for the success of these systems. The aim of the INEX campaign (Initiative for the Evaluation of XML Retrieval), which was set up at the beginning of 2002, is to establish infrastructures, XML test suites, and appropriate measurements for evaluating the performance of information retrieval systems that aim at giving effective access to XML content. More precisely, the goal of the INEX initiative is to provide means, in the form of a large XML test collection and appropriate scoring methods, for the evaluation of content-oriented XML retrieval systems.


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

Editors and affiliations

  • Norbert Fuhr
    • 1
  • Mounia Lalmas
    • 2
  • Saadia Malik
    • 3
  • Zoltán Szlávik
    • 4
  1. 1.University of Duisburg-EssenDuisburgGermany
  2. 2.Queen MaryUniversity of LondonLondonUK
  3. 3.University Duisburg-EssenGermany
  4. 4.Computer and Automation Research InstituteHungarian Academy of SciencesBudapestHungary

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