Extract: A snippet generation system for XML search

Yu Huang, Ziyang Liu, Yi Chen

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Snippets are used by almost every text search engine to complement ranking schemes in order to effectively handle user keyword search. Despite the fact that XML is a standard representation format of web data, research on generating result snippets for XML search remains untouched. In this work, we present eXtract, a system that efficiently generates self-contained result snippets within a given size bound which effectively summarize the query results and differentiate them from one another, according to which users can quickly assess the relevance of the query results.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1392-1395
Number of pages4
JournalProceedings of the VLDB Endowment
Issue number2
StatePublished - Aug 2008
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Science (miscellaneous)
  • General Computer Science


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