ROMIP: Russian Information Retrieval Evaluation Seminar

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Format of documents in news collection

Documents in ROMIP collections are kept in the XML form.

For each news the following is stored:
  • identifier (string)
  • header (of news article)
  • source:
    • news agency
    • URL of news article on the Web
  • time of publication
  • content (without any changes)

One XML file usually contains multiple documents to decrease number of files in the collection.

Content and title of the source document are stored in BASE64.

A sample document in the ROMIP format is below (XML file):

<?xml version="1.1"?>
<romip:dataset xmlns:romip="" collectionId="ROMIP-2006-News">

 <license type="yandex" uri=""/>
      This is ROMIP news collection....

  <docURL> document URL (base 64)</docURL>
  <subject encoding="base64"> title of news (base64)</subject>
  <agency>news agency name (base64)</agency>
  <content encoding="base64"> 
      content (base64)

  ... next document ...