Modelling the retrieval of structured documents containing texts and images

Carlo Meghini, Fabrizio Sebastiani, Umberto Straccia

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Abstract

We present a model for complex documents possibly consisting of a hierarchically structured set of images or texts. Documents are represented both at the form level (as sets of physical features of the representing objects), at the content level (as sets of properties of the repreaentedentities), and at the structure level. A uniform and powerful query language allows queries to be issued that transparently combine features pertaining to form, content and structure alike. Queries are expressions of a (fuzzy) logical language. While that part of the query that pertains to (medium-independent) content is "directly" processed by an inferential engine, that part that pertains to (medium-dependent) form is entrusted to specialised document processing procedures linked to the logical language by a procedural attachment mechanism. The model thus combines the power of state-of-the-art document processing techniques with the advantages of a clean, logically defined framework for understanding multimedia document retrieval.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Pages325-344
Number of pages20
Volume1324
ISBN (Print)3540635548, 9783540635543
Publication statusPublished - 1997
Externally publishedYes
Event1st European Conference on Research and Advanced Technology for Digital Libraries, ECDL 1997 - Pisa, Italy
Duration: 1 Sep 19973 Sep 1997

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume1324
ISSN (Print)03029743
ISSN (Electronic)16113349

Other

Other1st European Conference on Research and Advanced Technology for Digital Libraries, ECDL 1997
CountryItaly
CityPisa
Period1/9/973/9/97

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science(all)
  • Theoretical Computer Science

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    Meghini, C., Sebastiani, F., & Straccia, U. (1997). Modelling the retrieval of structured documents containing texts and images. In Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics) (Vol. 1324, pp. 325-344). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); Vol. 1324). Springer Verlag.