RE: A processing instruction for robots
At 04:51 PM 12/9/99 -0500, Amanda Xu wrote: >Do you expect the end-user to understand >term weighting techniques as well as the >structure of an XML document? > >Elephant Certainly not. We're lucky if search engine users type two-word queries. wunder >-----Original Message----- >From: Walter Underwood [mailto:wunder@i...] >Sent: Thursday, December 09, 1999 3:04 PM >To: Dongwook Shin >Cc: 'XML developers' list' >Subject: Re: A processing instruction for robots > > >At 01:41 PM 12/9/99 -0500, Dongwook Shin wrote: >>Walter Underwood wrote: >>> Structural markup opens up some really nice possibilities. >>> An indexer might weight the bibliography less and the >>> abstract more, for example. >> >>If you see XRS (XML retrieval system), you can find that a user >>can give a bigger weight to an element than to another. This >>kind of weighting is more flexible than those by indexer. >>Check XRS Web demonstration system: >>http://dlb2.nlm.nih.gov/~dwshin/xrs.html > >I think you are suggesting that wighting and selection >should be done at query time instead of at index time. >That is a design tradeoff for the search engine. But the >detailed weighting and selection belong *somewhere* in >the search engine rather than in every single document. > >I can imagine a system where each document had indexing >hints scattered throughout the structure, but I can't >imagine anyone having the time or knowledge to do a good >job with all that markup. We have enough trouble getting >people to replace "Untitled Document" in the <title> element >in HTML. > >wunder >-- >Walter R. Underwood >Senior Staff Engineer >Infoseek Software >GO Network, part of The Walt Disney Company >wunder@i... >http://software.infoseek.com/cce/ (my product) >http://www.best.com/~wunder/ >1-408-543-6946 > >xml-dev: A list for W3C XML Developers. To post, mailto:xml-dev@i... >Archived as: http://www.lists.ic.ac.uk/hypermail/xml-dev/ and on CD-ROM/ISBN >981-02-3594-1 >To unsubscribe, mailto:majordomo@i... the following message; >unsubscribe xml-dev >To subscribe to the digests, mailto:majordomo@i... the following >message; >subscribe xml-dev-digest >List coordinator, Henry Rzepa (mailto:rzepa@i...) > > -- Walter R. Underwood wunder@i... wunder@b... (home) http://software.infoseek.com/ http://www.best.com/~wunder/ 1-408-543-6946 xml-dev: A list for W3C XML Developers. To post, mailto:xml-dev@i... Archived as: http://www.lists.ic.ac.uk/hypermail/xml-dev/ and on CD-ROM/ISBN 981-02-3594-1 To unsubscribe, mailto:majordomo@i... the following message; unsubscribe xml-dev To subscribe to the digests, mailto:majordomo@i... the following message; subscribe xml-dev-digest List coordinator, Henry Rzepa (mailto:rzepa@i...)
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