Free-Text Search over Complex Web Forms


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Tjin-Kam-Jet, Kien and Trieschnigg, Dolf and Hiemstra, Djoerd (2011) Free-Text Search over Complex Web Forms. In: Second Information Retrieval Facility Conference, IRFC 2011, 6 June 2011, Vienna, Austra.

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Abstract:This paper investigates the problem of using free-text queries as an alternative means for searching ‘behind’ web forms. We introduce a novel specification language for specifying free-text interfaces, and report the results of a user study where we evaluated our prototype 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.
Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item
Copyright:© 2011 Springer
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Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science (EEMCS)
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Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/publications/77553
Official URL:http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-21353-3_8
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