Free-Text Search versus Complex Web Forms

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Abstract

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.
Original languageUndefined
Title of host publication33rd European Conference on IR Research, ECIR 2011
EditorsPaul Clough
Place of PublicationBerlin
PublisherSpringer
Pages670-674
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)978-3-642-20160-8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Event33rd European Conference on Information Retrieval, ECIR 2011: (IR Resarch) - Dublin, Ireland
Duration: 18 Apr 201121 Apr 2011
Conference number: 33

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Volume6611
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Conference

Conference33rd European Conference on Information Retrieval, ECIR 2011
Abbreviated titleECIR
CountryIreland
CityDublin
Period18/04/1121/04/11

Keywords

  • METIS-277673
  • IR-77552
  • EWI-20249
  • CR-H.5.2
  • CR-H.3.3

Cite this

Tjin-Kam-Jet, K., Trieschnigg, R. B., & Hiemstra, D. (2011). Free-Text Search versus Complex Web Forms. In P. Clough (Ed.), 33rd European Conference on IR Research, ECIR 2011 (pp. 670-674). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science; Vol. 6611). Berlin: Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-20161-5_67