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.
|Name||Lecture Notes in Computer Science|
|Conference||Second Information Retrieval Facility Conference, IRFC 2011|
|Period||6/06/11 → 6/06/11|
|Other||6 June 2011|
- free-text interfaces
- Query translation
- Query processing