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In this paper we report on a theoretical model of structured document indexing and retrieval based on Dempster-Shafer's Theory of Evidence. This includes a description of our model of structured document retrieval, the representation of structured documents, the representation of individual components, how components are combined, details of the combination process, and how relevance is captured within the model. We also present a detailed account of an implementation of the model, and andoi:10.1108/eum0000000007180 fatcat:iktolvdbgbev5mpvfhltfecuiy