This paper discusses engineering document fragment mark-up supported by the use of the eXstensible Stylesheet Language - Formatting Objects (XLS-FO). XLS-FO can be used to convert the native format representation of such documents as Word, Excel and PDF into XML. Once in XML, documents fragments can be retrieved at will in response to a search query. In the paper the process of a document fragment retrieval - based on the authors' decomposition scheme approach - has been modelled and the issue of converting documents into XML addressed. Additionally, the use of document templates is discussed as a means of ensuring that the transformed XML documents are compliant with the decomposition schemes. Automating the reformatting of documents into XML and the use of templates helps make implementation of a document-fragment approach to retrieval more resource efficient, so making its adoption in industry more practicable.
|Title of host publication||Computational Science and Its Applications - ICCSA 2006|
|Place of Publication||Berlin|
|Number of pages||9|
|Publication status||Published - 2006|
|Name||Lecture Notes in Computer Science|
Liu, S. F., McMahon, C. A., Darlington, M. J., Culley, S. J., & Wild, P. J. (2006). An approach for document fragment retrieval and its formatting issue in engineering information management. In Computational Science and Its Applications - ICCSA 2006 (Vol. 3981, pp. 279-287). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science). Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/11751588_30