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   Re: [xml-dev] indexing and querying XML (not XQuery)

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Steven J. DeRose wrote:


Thanks, that was the kind of info I was interested in...

How do you build indexers that give weight to the things you want/need 

> It's not extremely hard to build a completely structure-aware indexer 
> (though optimizing them for really huge document collections is harder). 
> But they're still not common, and indexers that weren't built 
> specifically for XML from the beginning, often have many surprises 
> awaiting the unwary.

Do you have suggestions for XML indexers?

> Best wishes,
> Steve
> PS: The "chunking" or single-level issue was a hot topic in hypertext 
> and information retrieval articles in the late 80's and early 90's, and 
> much of what was written then is, perhaps surprisingly, still timely 
> today. If inclined, check out the Proceedings of the yearly ACM 
> "Hypertext" conferences. Also some of this was discussed during the W3C  
> "QL98" conference in Cambridge (that kicked off the W3C work on 
> querying), available at http://www.w3.org/TandS/QL/QL98/. Of course the 
> first thing you'll want to read from there is my paper... ;) 
> http://www.w3.org/TandS/QL/QL98/pp/linkhier.html  And as always, the 
> Cover Pages have a wealth of good info, for example at 
> http://xml.coverpages.org/xmlQuery.html

I will check these out.



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