The NLP task at INEX 2005

Geva, Shlomo and Woodley, Alan P. (2006) The NLP task at INEX 2005. ACM SIGIR Forum, 40 1: 60-63. doi:10.1145/1147197.1147209


Author Geva, Shlomo
Woodley, Alan P.
Title The NLP task at INEX 2005
Journal name ACM SIGIR Forum   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0163-5840
ISBN 3-540-34962-6
Publication date 2006
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1145/1147197.1147209
Volume 40
Issue 1
Start page 60
End page 63
Total pages 4
Place of publication New York
Publisher ACM Special Interest Group on Information Retrieval
Language eng
Subject 080704 Information Retrieval and Web Search
080107 Natural Language Processing
Abstract With XML information retrieval, like in traditional IR, the user's information need is loosely defined, linguistic variations are frequent, and answers are a ranked list of relevant elements. Like in database querying, structure is of importance and a simple list of keywords may not be sufficient to define an XML query. Structured query languages for XML have been developed, but appear to be difficult to use even by system-level users, let alone end-users. Therefore developing natural language interfaces for XML-IR requires innovative solutions.INEX provides a framework (documents, topics and relevance assessments) for independent evaluation of XML-IR systems and approaches. In 2002 and 2003 systems in the Ad-hoc task accepted formal language queries (i.e. elements) and produced results lists of relevant XML elements (usually well below the document root). In 2004 INEX introduced a Natural Language Processing task that operated in parallel with the Ad-hoc task (using the same topics and assessments) except that systems operated on XML natural language queries (i.e. <description> elements).In this report we describe the motivation for using NLP in XML IR, the general approaches that were tested at INEX 2005, and comment on the results. </td> </tr> <tr> <th>Q-Index Code </th> <td> <a class='silent_link' href='http://espace.library.uq.edu.au/list/subject/450009/'>C1</a> </td> </tr> <tr> <th>Q-Index Status </th> <td> <a title="Search the repository for more like this" class='silent_link' href="http://espace.library.uq.edu.au/list/?cat=quick_filter&search_keys%5BUQ_22%5D=453220">Provisional Code</a> </td> </tr> <tr> <th>Institutional Status </th> <td> <a title="Search the repository for more like this" class='silent_link' href="http://espace.library.uq.edu.au/list/?cat=quick_filter&search_keys%5BUQ_23%5D=453225">Unknown</a> </td> </tr> 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