Free-Text Search versus Complex Web Forms


Tjin-Kam-Jet, Kien and Trieschnigg, Dolf and Hiemstra, Djoerd (2011) Free-Text Search versus Complex Web Forms. In: 33rd European Conference on IR Research, ECIR 2011, 18-21 April 2011, Dublin, Ireland (pp. pp. 670-674).

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Abstract:We investigated the use of free-text queries as an alternative means for searching ‘behind’ web forms. We conducted a user study where we evaluated our prototype free-text interface in a travel planner scenario. Our results show that users prefer this free-text interface over the original web form and that they are about 9% faster on average at completing their search tasks.
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