This paper describes two experiments carried out to investigate the production and evaluation of multimodal answer presentations in the context of a medical question answering system. In a production experiment participants had to produce answers to different types of questions. The results show that about one in four produced answers using multiple media. In an evaluation experiment, users had to evaluate different types of multimodal answer presentations. Answers with an informative visual were evaluated as more informative and more attractive than answers with a mere illustrative visual.
|Publisher||EARLI Special Interest Group Text and Graphics|
|Conference||EARLI SIG2 2008 Conference Exploiting the Opportunities: learning with Textual, Graphical and Multimodal Representations|
|Period||27/08/08 → 29/08/08|
|Other||27-29 August 2008|