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

DOI: 10.1007/11766278

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

Table of contents (41 papers)

  1. Front Matter
  2. Overview of INEX 2005
    Saadia Malik, Gabriella Kazai, Mounia Lalmas, Norbert Fuhr
    Pages 1-15
  3. INEX 2005 Evaluation Measures
    Gabriella Kazai, Mounia Lalmas
    Pages 16-29
  4. EPRUM Metrics and INEX 2005
    Benjamin Piwowarski
    Pages 30-42
  5. HiXEval: Highlighting XML Retrieval Evaluation
    Jovan Pehcevski, James A. Thom
    Pages 43-57
  6. The Interpretation of CAS
    Andrew Trotman, Mounia Lalmas
    Pages 58-71
  7. TIJAH Scratches INEX 2005: Vague Element Selection, Image Search, Overlap, and Relevance Feedback
    Vojkan Mihajlović, Georgina Ramírez, Thijs Westerveld, Djoerd Hiemstra, Henk Ernst Blok, Arjen P. de Vries
    Pages 72-87
  8. XFIRM at INEX 2005: Ad-Hoc and Relevance Feedback Tracks
    Karen Sauvagnat, Lobna Hlaoua, Mohand Boughanem
    Pages 88-103
  9. The Effect of Structured Queries and Selective Indexing on XML Retrieval
    Börkur Sigurbjörnsson, Jaap Kamps
    Pages 104-118
  10. Searching XML Documents – Preliminary Work
    Marcus Hassler, Abdelhamid Bouchachia
    Pages 119-133
  11. Query Evaluation with Structural Indices
    Paavo Arvola, Jaana Kekäläinen, Marko Junkkari
    Pages 134-145
  12. B3-SDR and Effective Use of Structural Hints
    Roelof van Zwol
    Pages 146-160
  13. Field-Weighted XML Retrieval Based on BM25
    Wei Lu, Stephen Robertson, Andrew MacFarlane
    Pages 161-171
  14. The University of Kaiserslautern at INEX 2005
    Philipp Dopichaj
    Pages 196-210
  15. GPX – Gardens Point XML IR at INEX 2005
    Shlomo Geva
    Pages 240-253
  16. Implementation of a High-Speed and High-Precision XML Information Retrieval System on Relational Databases
    Kei Fujimoto, Toshiyuki Shimizu, Norimasa Terada, Kenji Hatano, Yu Suzuki, Toshiyuki Amagasa et al.
    Pages 254-267

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

Bibliographic information

  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2006
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Computer Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-34962-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-34963-1
  • Series Print ISSN 0302-9743
  • Series Online ISSN 1611-3349