Ontology Based Queries - Investigating a Natural Language Interface

Ielka van der Sluis, F. Hielkema, C. Mellish, G. Doherty

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    In this paper we look at what may be learned from a
    comparative study examining non-technical users with a
    background in social science browsing and querying
    metadata. Four query tasks were carried out with a natural
    language interface and with an interface that uses a web
    paradigm with hyperlinks. While it can be difficult to
    attribute differences in performance to specific design
    features, a qualitative analysis of the user behavior provides
    some insight into the task and problematic aspects of
    existing interfaces. In general it was found that casual
    subjects have difficulties recognizing typical ontology
    based concepts like objects, attributes and values.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProc. of the Workshop on Visual Interfaces to the Social and Semantic Web (VISSW 2010) at the International Conference on Intelligent User Interfaces (IUI 2010)
    Place of PublicationHong Kong, China
    Publication statusPublished - 2010
    EventWorkshop on Visual Interfaces to the Social and Semantic Web - Hong Kong, China
    Duration: 7-Feb-20107-Feb-2010


    WorkshopWorkshop on Visual Interfaces to the Social and Semantic Web
    CityHong Kong

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