Free-Text Search over Complex Web Forms

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Abstract

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.
Original languageUndefined
Title of host publicationSecond Information Retrieval Facility Conference, IRFC 2011
EditorsAllan Hanbury, Andreas Rauber, A.P. de Vries
Place of PublicationBerlin
PublisherSpringer
Pages94-107
Number of pages14
ISBN (Print)978-3-642-21352-6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Volume6653
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Keywords

  • IR-77553
  • METIS-277674
  • free-text interfaces
  • CR-H.5.2
  • Query translation
  • EWI-20251
  • CR-H.3.3
  • Query processing

Cite this

Tjin-Kam-Jet, K., Trieschnigg, R. B., & Hiemstra, D. (2011). Free-Text Search over Complex Web Forms. In A. Hanbury, A. Rauber, & A. P. de Vries (Eds.), Second Information Retrieval Facility Conference, IRFC 2011 (pp. 94-107). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science; Vol. 6653). Berlin: Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-21353-3_8
Tjin-Kam-Jet, Kien ; Trieschnigg, Rudolf Berend ; Hiemstra, Djoerd. / Free-Text Search over Complex Web Forms. Second Information Retrieval Facility Conference, IRFC 2011. editor / Allan Hanbury ; Andreas Rauber ; A.P. de Vries. Berlin : Springer, 2011. pp. 94-107 (Lecture Notes in Computer Science).
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Tjin-Kam-Jet, K, Trieschnigg, RB & Hiemstra, D 2011, Free-Text Search over Complex Web Forms. in A Hanbury, A Rauber & AP de Vries (eds), Second Information Retrieval Facility Conference, IRFC 2011. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol. 6653, Springer, Berlin, pp. 94-107. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-21353-3_8

Free-Text Search over Complex Web Forms. / Tjin-Kam-Jet, Kien; Trieschnigg, Rudolf Berend; Hiemstra, Djoerd.

Second Information Retrieval Facility Conference, IRFC 2011. ed. / Allan Hanbury; Andreas Rauber; A.P. de Vries. Berlin : Springer, 2011. p. 94-107 (Lecture Notes in Computer Science; Vol. 6653).

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Tjin-Kam-Jet K, Trieschnigg RB, Hiemstra D. Free-Text Search over Complex Web Forms. In Hanbury A, Rauber A, de Vries AP, editors, Second Information Retrieval Facility Conference, IRFC 2011. Berlin: Springer. 2011. p. 94-107. (Lecture Notes in Computer Science). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-21353-3_8