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Author Franks, Winifred ♦ Rubinoff, Morris ♦ Rubinoff, Elayne R. ♦ Bergman, Samuel
Source ACM Digital Library
Content type Text
Publisher Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
File Format PDF
Language English
Subject Keyword Remoter terminal communication ♦ Symbolic command language ♦ On-line searching ♦ Information retrieval testing ♦ Information system evaluation ♦ Remote console communication ♦ Document perusal ♦ Document retrieval ♦ Man-machine communication ♦ Teletypewriter communication ♦ Interactive systems ♦ Experimental document retrieval ♦ User learning factors ♦ Retrieval command language
Abstract Experiments designed to evaluate the capabilities of mechanized information retrieval systems, with emphasis on interactive (man-machine) language and on some of the mechanical and psychological limitations in their design, were conducted at the Moore School Information Systems Laboratory. The basic assumption of the research is that an information retrieval system that provides for man-machine dialogue at a remote inquiry terminal should provide a searcher with many of the tools which would be available to him were he actually performing his search at a library or repository of documents. Factors involved in evaluation of such a system include ease of use, learning time, and effectiveness of actual retrieval. Three experiments and the conclusions resulting from them are detailed.
Description Affiliation: Univ. of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia (Rubinoff, Morris; Bergman, Samuel; Franks, Winifred; Rubinoff, Elayne R.)
Age Range 18 to 22 years ♦ above 22 year
Educational Use Research
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2005-08-01
Publisher Place New York
Journal Communications of the ACM (CACM)
Volume Number 11
Issue Number 9
Page Count 7
Starting Page 598
Ending Page 604


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Source: ACM Digital Library