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XReal: an interactive XML keyword searching


Bao, Z and Lu, J and Ling, TW, XReal: an interactive XML keyword searching, Proceedings of the 19th ACM International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management, 26-30 October 2010, Toronto, Canada, pp. 1933-1934. ISBN 978-1-4503-0099-5 (2010) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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DOI: doi:10.1145/1871437.1871770


Keyword search over XML data usually brings irrelevant results especially when the keywords in a user query have ambiguities. We demonstrate a statistic-based approach to identify the search targets and constraints of a user query in the presence of keyword ambiguities, and come out a relevance oriented result ranking scheme called XML TF*IDF. Since the search intention of a same query may even vary from user to user, we provide an interactive search strategy by allowing user to simply tick their desired search targets from a list of suggestions recommended by the search engine. In this way, we can acquire more precise results and also take the burden of learning the schema of XML data off users.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Conference Paper
Keywords:Interactive search, result ranking, search target identification
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:92190
Year Published:2010
Deposited By:Information and Communication Technology
Deposited On:2014-06-09
Last Modified:2014-12-08

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