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Tjin-Kam-Jet, K.T.T.E. and Trieschnigg, R.B. and Hiemstra, D. (2011) Free-Text Search versus Complex Web Forms. In: 33rd European Conference on IR Research, ECIR 2011, 18-21 April 2011, Dublin, Ireland. pp. 670-674. Lecture Notes in Computer Science 6611. Springer Verlag. ISSN 0302-9743 ISBN 978-3-642-20160-8

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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.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Paper (Full Paper, Poster)
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
ID Code:20249
Deposited On:22 June 2011
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