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Xaira is an XML Aware Indexing and Retrieval Architecture developed at Oxford University, it was funded by the Mellon Foundation between 2005 and 2006.[1] It is based on SARA,[2] an SGML-aware text-searching system originally developed for searching the British National Corpus. Xaira has been redeveloped as a generic XML system for constructing query-systems for any kind of XML data, in particular for use with TEI. The current Windows implementation is intended for non-specialist users. A more sophisticated and open-source version is currently under development. This version supports cross-platform working using standards such as XML-RPC and SOAP.

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  1. ^ [1] Xaira: an XML Aware Indexing and Retrieval Architecture - Lou Burnard
  2. ^ [2] How to search the BNC using SARA

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