By Mounia Lalmas, Keith van Rijsbergen (auth.), Tony McEnery BA (Hons), MSc, Chris Paice BSc.Tech, PhD (eds.)
We wish that every one readers will locate the papers incorporated during this quantity of curiosity. All have been awarded on the 14th BCS IRSG examine Colloquium held at Lancaster college on 13th-14th April 1992. The papers demonstrate rather well the scope and breadth of data retrieval, as certainly did the workshop ilself. additionally they current a very good cross-section of present IR study, and as such supply an invaluable signpost for tendencies in info retrieval. earlier than we end we needs to thank the subsequent colleagues: Simon Botley, Paul Rayson and Paul Jones for his or her assist in the association of the convention. we might additionally prefer to expand a different message of because of Professor G.N. Leech of the dep. of Linguistics at Lancaster and Roger Garside of the dep. of Computing at Lancaster for his or her help through the convention interval. Tony McEnery may additionally prefer to convey his thank you and gratitude to Paul Baker for his aid in the course of the creation of this ebook. September 1992 Tony McEnery Chris Paice Contents A Logical version of data Retrieval in line with state of affairs thought M. La/mas and okay. van Rijsbergen ........................................................ .
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The concepts that were chosen were, by and large, similar to the controlled vocabulary terms chosen by the database indexers. The problem was that after choosing a term, a subject had difficulty finding the actual term or its synonyms. This can again be seen as a failure brought about by the nature of the experiment, testing the knowledge of the users, rather than their ability to navigate for concepts with which they are familiar .. 6. Conclusions. Many users stated that the system was easy to use, although sometimes not all that easy to navigate through.
The user might typically identify three concepts/tenDS for each title. 4 The Users Sixteen users volunteered to participate in the experiment, at very short notice. These comprised final year HND students, final year BA(Hons) Computing in Business students, technicians, computing researchers, the computing librarian and members of the teaching staff. This cross section of users had varying levels of subject knowledge and reflected candidate end-users of the eventual MenUSE for Computers & Control system.
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