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

DOI: 10.1007/b136250

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

Table of contents (34 papers)

  1. Front Matter
  2. Overview of INEX 2004

    1. Overview of INEX 2004
      Saadia Malik, Mounia Lalmas, Norbert Fuhr
      Pages 1-15
  3. Methodology

    1. Narrowed Extended XPath I (NEXI)
      Andrew Trotman, Börkur Sigurbjörnsson
      Pages 16-40
    2. NEXI, Now and Next
      Andrew Trotman, Börkur Sigurbjörnsson
      Pages 41-53
    3. If INEX Is the Answer, What Is the Question?
      Richard A. O’Keefe
      Pages 54-59
    4. Reliability Tests for the XCG and inex-2002 Metrics
      Gabriella Kazai, Mounia Lalmas, Arjen de Vries
      Pages 60-72
  4. Ad Hoc Retrieval

    1. MultiText Experiments for INEX 2004
      Charles L. A. Clarke, Philip L. Tilker
      Pages 85-87
    2. Logic-Based XML Information Retrieval for Determining the Best Element to Retrieve
      Maryam Karimzadegan, Jafar Habibi, Farhad Oroumchian
      Pages 88-99
    3. An Algebra for Structured Queries in Bayesian Networks
      Jean-Noël Vittaut, Benjamin Piwowarski, Patrick Gallinari
      Pages 100-112
    4. IR of XML Documents – A Collective Ranking Strategy
      Maha Salem, Alan Woodley, Shlomo Geva
      Pages 113-126
    5. TRIX 2004 – Struggling with the Overlap
      Jaana Kekäläinen, Marko Junkkari, Paavo Arvola, Timo Aalto
      Pages 127-139
    6. The Utrecht Blend: Basic Ingredients for an XML Retrieval System
      Roelof van Zwol, Frans Wiering, Virginia Dignum
      Pages 140-152
    7. Hybrid XML Retrieval Revisited
      Jovan Pehcevski, James A. Thom, S. M. M. Tahaghoghi, Anne-Marie Vercoustre
      Pages 153-167
    8. Analyzing the Properties of XML Fragments Decomposed from the INEX Document Collection
      Kenji Hatano, Hiroko Kinutani, Toshiyuki Amagasa, Yasuhiro Mori, Masatoshi Yoshikawa, Shunsuke Uemura
      Pages 168-182
    9. A Voting Method for XML Retrieval
      Gilles Hubert
      Pages 183-195
    10. Mixture Models, Overlap, and Structural Hints in XML Element Retrieval
      Börkur Sigurbjörnsson, Jaap Kamps, Maarten de Rijke
      Pages 196-210
    11. Hierarchical Language Models for XML Component Retrieval
      Paul Ogilvie, Jamie Callan
      Pages 224-237
    12. Ranked Retrieval of Structured Documents with the S-Term Vector Space Model
      Felix Weigel, Klaus U. Schulz, Holger Meuss
      Pages 238-252

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

Bibliographic information

  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2005
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Computer Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-26166-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-32053-1
  • Series Print ISSN 0302-9743
  • Series Online ISSN 1611-3349