Yang, Weidong, Fang, Fei, Li, Nan and Lu, Joan (2011) XKFitler: A Keyword Filter on XML Stream. International Journal of Information Retrieval Research, 1 (1). pp. 1-18. ISSN 2155-6377

Most existing XML stream processing systems adopt full structured query languages, such as XPath or XQuery, but they are difficult for ordinary users to learn and use. Keyword search is a user-friendly information discovery technique that has been extensively studied for text documents. This paper presents an XML stream filter system called XKFitler, which is the first system for supporting keyword search over XML stream. In XKFitler, the concepts of XLCA (eXclusive Lowest Common Ancestor) and XLCA Connecting Tree (XLCACT) are used to define the search semantic and results of keywords, and present an approach to filter XML stream according to keywords. The prototype XKFilter is implemented in the experiments.

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