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A model for structured document retrieval: empirical investigations

Lalmas, M. and Ruthven, I. (1997) A model for structured document retrieval: empirical investigations. In: Hypermedia - Information Retrieval - Multimedia (HIM 97), 1997-09-29 - 1997-10-02.

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Abstract

Documents often display a structure, e.g., several sections, each with several subsections and so on. Taking into account the structure of a document allows the retrieval process to focus on those parts of the document that are most relevant to an information need. In previous work, we developed a model for the representation and the retrieval of structured documents. This paper reports the first experimental study of the effectiveness and applicability of the model.