By Saadia Malik, Mounia Lalmas, Norbert Fuhr (auth.), Norbert Fuhr, Mounia Lalmas, Saadia Malik, Zoltán Szlávik (eds.)
The final target of many info entry platforms (e.g., electronic libraries, the internet, intranets) is to supply the ideal content material to their end-users. This content material is more and more a mix of textual content, multimedia, and metadata, and is formatted in keeping with the followed –W3C typical for info repositories, the so-called eXtensible Markup L- guage (XML). while a lot of today’s details entry platforms nonetheless deal with do- ments as unmarried huge (text) blocks, XML deals the chance to use the inner constitution of files in an effort to let for extra distinct entry hence offering extra particular solutions to consumer requests. offering powerful entry to XML-based content material is for this reason a key factor for the good fortune of those platforms. the purpose of the INEX crusade (Initiative for the evaluate of XML Retrieval), which used to be manage in the beginning of 2002, is to set up infrastructures, XML try suites, and applicable measurements for comparing the functionality of knowledge retrieval structures that objective at giving potent entry to XML content material. extra accurately, the aim of the INEX initiative is to supply potential, within the kind of a wide XML try assortment and acceptable scoring equipment, for the assessment of content-oriented XML retrieval systems.