Efficient preprocessing of XML queries using structured signatures

Yon Dohn Chung, Jong Wook Kim, Myoung Ho Kim

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The paper proposes a preprocessing scheme for efficient processing of XML queries in XML-based information retrieval systems. For the preprocessing, we use a signature-based approach. In the conventional (flat document-based) information retrieval systems, user queries consist of keywords and boolean operators, and thus signatures are structured in a flat manner. However, in XML-based information retrieval systems, the user queries have the form of path queries. Therefore, the flat signature cannot be effective for XML documents. In the paper, we propose two structured signature methods for XML documents. Through experiments, we evaluate the performance of the proposed methods.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)257-264
Number of pages8
JournalInformation Processing Letters
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2003 Sept 15

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
This work was supported by the Dongguk University Research Fund.


  • Databases
  • Query processing
  • Signature
  • XML

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Signal Processing
  • Information Systems
  • Computer Science Applications


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