Georgina Ramirez and Arjen P. de Vries

XML and Context: Structural Features Relevant to Search Tasks


We describe ongoing research into the relationship between search tasks and information retrieval strategies with respect to the use of structural information. We define a classification of search tasks in structured document collections and analyse the relevance of different structural features regarding each of these tasks for the INEX collection. The results presented show important differences in relevance of different features such as size and type of the components regarding informational and resource tasks.