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ACM Transactions on Information Systems (TOIS), Volume 24 Issue 4, October 2006

Introduction to the special issue on XML retrieval
Ricardo Baeza-Yates, Norbert Fuhr, Yoelle Maarek
Pages: 405-406
DOI: 10.1145/1185877.1185878

Articulating information needs in XML query languages
Jaap Kamps, Maarten Marx, Maarten de Rijke, Börkur Sigurbjörnsson
Pages: 407-436
DOI: 10.1145/1185877.1185879
Document-centric XML is a mixture of text and structure. With the increased availability of document-centric XML documents comes a need for query facilities in which both structural constraints and constraints on the content of the documents can be...

Dynamic element retrieval in a structured environment
Carolyn J. Crouch
Pages: 437-454
DOI: 10.1145/1185877.1185880
This research examines the feasibility of dynamic element retrieval in a structured environment. Structured documents and queries are represented in extended vector form, based on a modification of the basic vector space model suggested by Fox...

Preparing heterogeneous XML for full-text search
Miro Lehtonen
Pages: 455-474
DOI: 10.1145/1185877.1185881
XML retrieval is facing new challenges when applied to heterogeneous XML documents, where next to nothing about the document structure can be taken for granted. We have developed solutions where some of the heterogeneity issues are addressed. Our...

A system for the static analysis of XPath
Pierre Genevès, Nabil Layaïda
Pages: 475-502
DOI: 10.1145/1185877.1185882
XPath is the standard language for navigating XML documents and returning a set of matching nodes. We present a sound and complete decision procedure for containment of XPath queries, as well as other related XPath decision problems such as...

eXtended cumulated gain measures for the evaluation of content-oriented XML retrieval
Gabriella Kazai, Mounia Lalmas
Pages: 503-542
DOI: 10.1145/1185877.1185883
We propose and evaluate a family of measures, the eXtended Cumulated Gain (XCG) measures, for the evaluation of content-oriented XML retrieval approaches. Our aim is to provide an evaluation framework that allows the consideration of dependency among...