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MALEX: a MAp-Like Exploration Model on XML database


Zeng, Y and Bao, Z and Ling, TW and Li, L, MALEX: a MAp-Like Exploration Model on XML database, Proceedings of the 3rd International Workshop on Keyword Search on Structured Data, 20-24 May 2012, Arizona, USA, pp. 32-38. ISBN 978-1-4503-1198-4 (2012) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Copyright 2012 ACM

DOI: doi:10.1145/2254736.2254744


Keyword search on XML data has been a hot research issue recently. Towards the ultimate goal of retrieving results that match userís search intention, existing methods keep improving the matching semantics and result retrieval methods. A list of query results in the form of subtrees will be returned to the users. However, we find that the traditional way of returning a list of subtrees to the users is still not sufficient to meet usersí information needs because: (1) search intention of a keyword query can be different with different users issuing it; (2) amongst the query results, they may have sibling and containment relationships, which could be important for digesting the query results and should be displayed to the users as well. To address the problem, we propose a new exploration model MALEX to work as a complementary component of the XML keyword search engine, in order to enhance usersí search experience. It can even work independently as a new way to explore the XML database.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Conference Paper
Keywords:visualized search, google map
Research Division:Information and Computing Sciences
Research Group:Data management and data science
Research Field:Data management and data science not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Information and Communication Services
Objective Group:Information systems, technologies and services
Objective Field:Information systems, technologies and services not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Bao, Z (Dr Zhifeng Bao)
ID Code:92186
Year Published:2012
Deposited By:Information and Communication Technology
Deposited On:2014-06-09
Last Modified:2015-02-12

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