Evaluation of a prototype interface for structured document retrieval

J. Reid, M.D. Dunlop

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Abstract

Document collections often display either internal structure, in the form of the logical arrangement of document components, or external structure, in the form of links between documents. Structured document retrieval systems aim to exploit this structural information to provide users with more effective access to structured documents. To do this, the associated interface must both represent this information explicitly and support users in their browsing behaviour. This paper describes the implementation and user-centred evaluation of a prototype interface, the RelevanceLinkBar interface. The results of the evaluation show that the RelevanceLinkBar interface supported users in their browsing behaviour, allowing them to find more relevant documents, and was strongly preferred over a standard results interface.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHuman-computer interaction with mobile devices and services
Subtitle of host publication5th international symposium, Mobile HCI 2003, Udine, Italy, September 8-11, 2003
Place of PublicationBerlin
PublisherSpringer
Volume2
ISBN (Print)3-540-40821-5
Publication statusPublished - 11 Sep 2003

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Keywords

  • search result and hyperlink graph visualization
  • searching and browsing
  • information retrieval
  • web search engines
  • usability evaluation usability

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Reid, J., & Dunlop, M. D. (2003). Evaluation of a prototype interface for structured document retrieval. In Human-computer interaction with mobile devices and services: 5th international symposium, Mobile HCI 2003, Udine, Italy, September 8-11, 2003 (Vol. 2). Berlin: Springer.