Alan Woodley

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This paper gives an overview of the INEX 2008 Ad Hoc Track. The main goals of the Ad Hoc Track were twofold. The first goal was to investigate the value of the internal document structure (as provided by the XML markup) for retrieving relevant information. This is a continuation of INEX 2007 and, for this reason, the retrieval results are liberalized to(More)
Two studies are presented that examine disclosure of sensitive information and personali-zation in Internet-based surveys. In the first study, the impact of a personalized salutation on two forms of non-disclosure to a sensitive personal question (salary level) is tested. The results revealed that a personalized salutation tends to increase levels of active(More)
XML information retrieval (XML-IR) systems aim to provide users with highly exhaustive and highly specific results. To interact with XML-IR systems users must express both their content and structural needs in the form of a structured query. Historically, these structured queries have been formatted using formal languages such as XPath or NEXI.(More)
XML information retrieval (XML-IR) systems aim to better fulfil us-ers' information needs than traditional IR systems by returning results lower than the document level. In order to use XML-IR systems users must encapsulate their structural and content information needs in a structured query. Historically , these structured queries have been formatted using(More)
Users of information retrieval (IR) systems require an interface that is powerful and easy-to-use in order to fulfill their information requirement. In XML-IR systems this is a non-trivial task since users expect these systems to fulfill both their structural and content requirements. Most existing XML-IR systems accept queries formatted in formal query(More)