Encyclopedia of Database Systems

2018 Edition
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Initiative for the Evaluation of XML Retrieval

  • Gabriella Kazai
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-8265-9_151

Synonyms

INEX; Evaluation forum; XML information retrieval

Definition

The INitiative for the Evaluation of XML retrieval (INEX), launched in 2002, is an established evaluation forum for XML Information Retrieval (IR) with over 90 participating organizations worldwide. The initiative is sponsored by the DELOS Network of Excellence for Digital Libraries and supported by the IEEE Computer Society.

INEX encourages research in XML IR by providing an infrastructure to evaluate the effectiveness of XML IR systems. The infrastructure takes the form of a large XML test collection, appropriate scoring methods, and a forum for participating organizations to compare their results. The construction of the test collection is a collaborative effort, where participating organizations contribute by providing test queries and relevance judgments on the collection of XML documents. The constructed test collection provides participants a means for comparative and quantitative experiments.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Microsoft Research CambridgeCambridgeUK

Section editors and affiliations

  • Jaap Kamps
    • 1
  1. 1.University of AmsterdamAmsterdamThe Netherlands