Classifying XML documents by using genre features

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The categorization of documents is traditionally topic-based. This paper presents a complementary analysis of research and experiments on genre to show that encouraging results can be obtained by using genre structure (form) features. We conducted an experiment to assess the effectiveness of using extensible mark-up language (XML) tag information, and part-of-speech (P-O-S) features, for the classification of genres, testing the hypothesis that if a focus on genre can lead to high precision on normal textual documents, then good results can be achieved using XML tag information in addition to P-O-S information. An experiment was carried out on a subsection of the initiative for the evaluation of XML (INEX) 1.4 collection. The features were extracted and documents were classified using machine learning algorithms, which yielded encouraging results for logistic regression and neural networks. We propose that utilizing these features and training a classifier may benefit retrieval for most world wide web (WWW) technologies such as XML and extensible hypertext markup language) XHTML. © 2007 IEEE.




Clark, M., & Watt, S. (2007). Classifying XML documents by using genre features. In Proceedings - International Workshop on Database and Expert Systems Applications, DEXA (pp. 242–248).

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