XQuery/Introduction to XML Search

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Motivation[edit | edit source]

You want to have a high-level overview of XML Search terms and technologies.

Search Terms[edit | edit source]

  • Structured Search - retaining and using the structure of a document to aid in search result ranking
  • Search Document - a document or document fragment that is returned as the result of a search. Note that in the search examples the word "document" may imply an entire XML document or a fragment or item in such a document.
  • Search Query - a word or phrase to find
  • Boolean Search - a search for an XML document that is either true or false with no ordering of search results
  • Search Hit - a match of a query to a document or document fragment
  • Hit Scoring - a method of assigning a weight to a search result for sorting. For example if a term occurs more frequently in a document it might receive a higher score
  • Search Ranking - an order list of search results
  • Global Search - searching one or more item types in a database
  • Item Viewer - a program used to view a specific item type in a collection

References[edit | edit source]

Christopher D. Manning, Prabhakar Raghavan and Hinrich Schütze, Introduction to Information Retrieval, Cambridge University Press. 2008: online edition