Stand-alone ranking systems based on highly optimized inverted file structures are generally considered ‘the’ solution for building search engines. Observing various developments in software and hardware, we argue however that IR research faces a complex engineering problem in the quest for more flexible yet efficient retrieval systems. We propose to base the development of retrieval systems on ‘the database approach’: mapping high-level declarative specifications of the retrieval process into efficient query plans. We present the Mirror DBMS as a prototype implementation of a retrieval system based on this approach.
|Name||ERCIM Workshop Proceedings|
|Publisher||European Research Consortium for Informatics and Mathematics (ERCIM)|
|Workshop||1st DELOS Network of Excellence Workshop on Information Seeking, Searching and Querying in Digital Libraries|
|Period||11/12/00 → 12/12/00|
|Other||11-12 Dec 2000|
- DB-IR: INFORMATION RETRIEVAL