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Theoretical evaluation of XML retrieval

Blanke, Tobias (2011) Theoretical evaluation of XML retrieval. PhD thesis, University of Glasgow.

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Abstract

This thesis develops a theoretical framework to evaluate XML retrieval. XML retrieval deals with retrieving those document parts that specifically answer a query. It is concerned with using the document structure to improve the retrieval of information from documents by only delivering those parts of a document an information need is about. We define a theoretical evaluation methodology based on the idea of `aboutness' and apply it to XML retrieval models. Situation Theory is used to express the aboutness proprieties of XML retrieval models. We develop a dedicated methodology for the evaluation of XML retrieval and apply this methodology to five XML retrieval models and other XML retrieval topics such as evaluation methodologies, filters and experimental results.

Item Type: Thesis (PhD)
Qualification Level: Doctoral
Keywords: XML Retrieval, Theoretical Evaluation, Situation Theory
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Q Science > QA Mathematics
Colleges/Schools: College of Science and Engineering > School of Computing Science
Supervisor's Name: Lalmas, Professor Mounia and Keith, Professor van Rijsbergen
Date of Award: 2011
Depositing User: Mr Tobias Blanke
Unique ID: glathesis:2011-2828
Copyright: Copyright of this thesis is held by the author.
Date Deposited: 20 Sep 2011
Last Modified: 10 Dec 2012 14:00
URI: http://theses.gla.ac.uk/id/eprint/2828

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