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19307 Onebox: Free-Text Interfaces as an Alternative to Complex Web Forms
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Tjin-Kam-Jet, K.T.T.E. and Trieschnigg, R.B. and Hiemstra, D. (2011) Onebox: Free-Text Interfaces as an Alternative to Complex Web Forms. Technical Report TR-CTIT-11-01, Centre for Telematics and Information Technology University of Twente, Enschede. ISSN 1381-3625

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This paper investigates the problem of translating free-text
queries into key-value pairs as an alternative means for searching `behind' web forms. We introduce a novel specication 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:Internal Report (Technical Report)
Research Group:EWI-DB: Databases
Research Program:CTIT-NICE: Natural Interaction in Computer-mediated Environments
Research Project:DIRKA: Distributed Information Retrieval by means of Keyword Auctions, EfFoRT: Effective Focused Retrieval Techniques
Uncontrolled Keywords:query processing, natural language interfaces, deep web,
structured data, query translation, query reformulation
ID Code:19307
Deposited On:13 January 2011
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