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Title: Hierarchical indexing and flexible element retrieval for structured document
Authors: Cui, H.
Wen, J.-R.
Chua, T.-S. 
Issue Date: 2003
Source: Cui, H.,Wen, J.-R.,Chua, T.-S. (2003). Hierarchical indexing and flexible element retrieval for structured document. Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics) 2633 : 73-87. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: As more and more structured documents, such as the SGML or XML documents, become available on the Web, there is a growing demand to develop effective structured document retrieval which exploits both content and hierarchical structure of documents and return document elements with appropriate granularity. Previous work on partial retrieval of structured document has limited applications due to the requirement of structured queries and restriction that the document structure cannot be traversed according to queries. In this paper, we put forward a method for flexible element retrieval which can retrieve relevant document elements with arbitrary granularity against natural language queries. The proposed techniques constitute a novel hierarchical index propagation and pruning mechanism and an algorithm of ranking document elements based on the hierarchical index. The experimental results show that our method significantly outperforms other existing methods. Our method also shows robustness to the long-standing problems of text length normalization and threshold setting in structured document retrieval. © Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2003.
Source Title: Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/39050
ISSN: 03029743
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