The State-of-the-arts in Focused Search

Rongmei Li (Editor)

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The continuous influx of various text data on the Web requires search engines to improve their retrieval abilities for more specific information. The need for relevant results to a user’s topic of interest has gone beyond search for domain or type specific documents to more focused result (e.g. document fragments or answers to a query). The introduction of XML provides a format standard for data representation, storage, and exchange. It helps focused search to be carried out at different granularities of a structured document with XML markups. This report aims at reviewing the state-of-the-arts in focused search, particularly techniques for topic-specific document retrieval, passage retrieval, XML retrieval, and entity ranking. It is concluded with highlight of open problems.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationEnschede
PublisherCentre for Telematics and Information Technology (CTIT)
Number of pages16
Publication statusPublished - 8 Jul 2009

Publication series

NameCTIT Technical Report Series
PublisherUniversity of Twente, Centre for Telematics and Information Technology
ISSN (Print)1381-3625


  • Passage Retrieval
  • XML Retrieval
  • Entity Ranking
  • Information Retrieval
  • IR-67516
  • METIS-263913
  • EWI-15680
  • Focused Retrieval


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