Tjin-Kam-Jet, K.T.T.E. and Trieschnigg, R.B. and Hiemstra, D.
An analysis of free-text queries for a multi-field web form.
In: Proceedings of the 4th Information Interaction in Context Symposium (IIIX 2012), 21-24 Aug 2012, Nijmegen, the Netherlands.
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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/2362724.2362742
We report how users interact with an experimental system that transforms single-field textual input into a multi-field query for an existing travel planner system.
The experimental system was made publicly available and we collected over 30,000 queries from almost 12,000 users.
From the free-text query log, we examined how users formulated structured information needs into free-text queries.
The query log analysis shows that there is great variety in query formulation, over 400 query templates were found that occurred at least 4 times.
Furthermore, with over 100 respondents to our questionnaire, we provide both quantitative and qualitative evidence indicating that end-users significantly prefer a single field interface over a multi-field interface when performing structured search.
|Item Type:||Conference or Workshop Paper (Full Paper, Talk)|
|Research Group:||EWI-DB: Databases, EWI-HMI: Human Media Interaction|
|Research Program:||CTIT-NICE: Natural Interaction in Computer-mediated Environments|
|Research Project:||DIRKA: Distributed Information Retrieval by means of Keyword Auctions, FACT: Folktales As Classifiable Texts|
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||Query translation, query reformulation, query log analysis, user study|
|Deposited On:||11 January 2013|
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