The performance of Information Retrieval (IR) systems is critically dependent upon the quality of the queries submitted by the user. Queries may often be improved by " expanding " them with additional terms, either automatically or chosen in cooperation with the user. Typical expansion strategies include: • selecting the most-significant words in documents… (More)
Recent markup-related standardised technologies-XLink, XPointer, DOM Level 2, and XSL/XSLT-allow us to locate, retrieve, and transform an arbitrary section of content from an XML-encoded text and present this content to the user as a new, well-formed XML document. This ability will be especially useful for exploiting the full potential of XML topic maps.