XIRQL: A Query Language for Information Retrieval in XML Documents

  • Citation-Key:
    Fuhr/Grossjohann:01
  • Title:
    XIRQL: A Query Language for Information Retrieval in XML Documents
  • Author(s):
    N. Fuhr
    K. Großjohann
  • In:
    • Citation-Key:
      SIGIR:01
    • Title:
      Proceedings of the 24th Annual International Conference on Research and development in Information Retrieval
    • Editor(s):
      W. B. Croft
      D. Harper
      D. H. Kraft
      J. Zobel
    • Publisher:
      ACM
    • In:
      Proceedings of the 24th Annual International Conference on Research and development in Information Retrieval
    • Year:
      2001
  • Page(s):
    172--180
  • Year:
    2001

Abstract:


Based on the document-centric view of XML, we present the query language XIRQL. Current proposals for XML query languages lack most IR-related features, which are weighting and ranking, relevance-oriented search, datatypes with vague predicates, and semantic relativism. XIRQL integrates these features by using ideas from logic-based probabilistic IR models, in combination with concepts from the database area. For processing XIRQL queries, a path algebra is presented, that also serves as a starting point for query optimization.

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