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Review: Xaira – an XML aware indexing and retrieval architecture

Review: Xaira – an XML aware indexing and retrieval architecture REVIEW: Xaira – an XML aware indexing and retrieval architecture1 Richard Xiao 2 1. Introduction Xaira (XML Aware Indexing and Retrieval Architecture) is the XMLaware version of SARA for the British National Corpus (BNC). But this new version is not wed to the BNC, rather, it can be used to explore any corpus marked up in XML. The software package is still under active development, but it has been quite stable since Release 100. The latest release at the time of writing is 116 (version 1.16), which is being reviewed. 2. Descriptions of the software package Xaira has three components: an Index Toolkit, a server, and a Client program. The indexer tool is used to index a corpus marked up in XML and to create a corpus server which the user can access through the Client program, either locally or remotely, over a network. A handy indexing wizard is included (File – Index wizard in the main menu) that can facilitate the indexing task. Figure 1 shows the menus of the Indexer Toolkit. The most important menu is Tools, which has three parts. The process of indexing a corpus follows the steps in the order given, though not http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Corpora Edinburgh University Press

Review: Xaira – an XML aware indexing and retrieval architecture

Corpora , Volume 1 (1): 99 – May 1, 2006

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Edinburgh University Press
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1749-5032
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10.3366/cor.2006.1.1.99
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REVIEW: Xaira – an XML aware indexing and retrieval architecture1 Richard Xiao 2 1. Introduction Xaira (XML Aware Indexing and Retrieval Architecture) is the XMLaware version of SARA for the British National Corpus (BNC). But this new version is not wed to the BNC, rather, it can be used to explore any corpus marked up in XML. The software package is still under active development, but it has been quite stable since Release 100. The latest release at the time of writing is 116 (version 1.16), which is being reviewed. 2. Descriptions of the software package Xaira has three components: an Index Toolkit, a server, and a Client program. The indexer tool is used to index a corpus marked up in XML and to create a corpus server which the user can access through the Client program, either locally or remotely, over a network. A handy indexing wizard is included (File – Index wizard in the main menu) that can facilitate the indexing task. Figure 1 shows the menus of the Indexer Toolkit. The most important menu is Tools, which has three parts. The process of indexing a corpus follows the steps in the order given, though not

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CorporaEdinburgh University Press

Published: May 1, 2006

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