Loosely-coupled integration of a text retrieval system and an object-oriented database system

W. Bruce Croft, Lisa A. Smith, Howard R. Turtle

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Abstract

Document management systems are needed for many business applications. This type of system would combine the functionality of a database system, (for describing, storing and maintaining documents with complex structure and relationships) with a text retrieval system (for effective retrieval based on full text). The retrieval model for a document management system is complicated by the variety and complexity of the objects that are represented. In this paper, we describe an approach to complex object retrieval using a probabilistic inference net model, and an implementation of this approach using a loose coupling of an object-oriented database system (IRIS) and a text retrieval system based on inference nets (INQUERY). The resulting system is used to store long, structured documents and can retrieve document components (sections, figures, etc.) based on their text contents or the contents of related components. The lessons learnt from the implementation are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the Fifteenth Annual International ACM SIGIR Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval
PublisherPubl by ACM
Pages223-232
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)0897915232
StatePublished - Dec 1 1992
EventProceedings of the Fifteenth Annual International ACM SIGIR Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval - SIGIR '92 - Copenhagen, Den
Duration: Jun 21 1992Jun 24 1992

Publication series

NameProceedings of the Fifteenth Annual International ACM SIGIR Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval

Other

OtherProceedings of the Fifteenth Annual International ACM SIGIR Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval - SIGIR '92
CityCopenhagen, Den
Period6/21/926/24/92

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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    Croft, W. B., Smith, L. A., & Turtle, H. R. (1992). Loosely-coupled integration of a text retrieval system and an object-oriented database system. In Proceedings of the Fifteenth Annual International ACM SIGIR Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval (pp. 223-232). (Proceedings of the Fifteenth Annual International ACM SIGIR Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval). Publ by ACM.