Initiative for the Evaluation of XML retrieval


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The widespread use of XML in digital libraries, product catalogues, scientific data repositories and across the Web prompted the development of appropriate searching and browsing methods for XML documents. This initiative provides an opportunity for participants to evaluate their retrieval methods using uniform scoring procedures and a forum for participating organisations to compare their results. As part of a large-scale effort to improve the efficiency of research in information retrieval and digital libraries, this project initiates an international, coordinated effort to promote evaluation procedures for content-based XML retrieval. Participating organisations contribute to the construction of a large testbed (test collection) of XML documents. The test collection (consisting of 12,000 XML documents with about 500 megabytes of data) provides participants a means for future comparative and quantitative experiments. For additional information about this project please refer to the home pages of the annual initiatives:


Publications


Birger Larsen; Saadia Malik; Anastasios Tombros (2006).
The Interactive Track at INEX 2005. In: Advances in XML Information Retrieval and Evaluation: Fourth Workshop of the Initiative for the Evaluation of XML Retrieval (INEX 2005)
Saadia Malik, Mounia Lalmas, Norbert Fuhr (2005).
Overview of INEX 2004. In Advances in XML Information Retrieval: Third International Workshop of the Initiative for the Evaluation of XML Retrieval, INEX 2004, Dagstuhl Castle, Germany, December 6-8, 2004, Revised Selected Papers
Anastasios Tombros; Birger Larsen; Saadia Malik (2005).
The Interactive Track at INEX 2004. In Advances in XML Information Retrieval: Third International Workshop of the Initiative for the Evaluation of XML Retrieval, INEX 2004, Dagstuhl Castle, Germany, December 6-8, 2004, Revised Selected Papers

Talks


Diploma, Master and Bachelor theses

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Related projects


DELOS
A Network of Excellence on Digital Libraries (FP6)
CLASSIX
Classification and Intelligent Search on Information in XML
DAFFODIL
Distributed Agents for User-Friendly Access of Digital Libraries
HyREX
Hyper-media Retrieval Engine for XML

Notes


Due to copyright issues, only participating organisations will have access to the constructed test collection.