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User requirement elicitation for cross-language information retrieval

Petrelli, D., Beaulieu, M., Sanderson, M. and Hansen, P. (2002) User requirement elicitation for cross-language information retrieval. The New Review of Information Behaviour Research – Studies of information seeking in context, 3. pp. 17-35. ISSN 1471-6313


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Who are the users of a cross-language retrieval system? Under what circumstances do they need to perform such multi-language searches? How will the task and the context of use affect successful interaction with the system? Answers to these questions were explored in a user study performed as part of the design stages of Clarity, a EU founded project on cross-language information retrieval. The findings resulted in a rethink of the planned user interface and a consequent expansion of the set of services offered. This paper reports on the methodology and techniques used for the elicitation of user requirements as well as how these were in turn transformed into new design solutions.

Item Type: Article
Copyright, Publisher and Additional Information: © 2002 Taylor & Francis. This is an author produced version of a paper published in The New Review of Information Behaviour Research. Uploaded in accordance with the publisher's self-archiving policy.
Institution: The University of Sheffield
Academic Units: The University of Sheffield > Faculty of Social Sciences (Sheffield) > Information School (Sheffield)
Depositing User: Sherpa Assistant
Date Deposited: 23 May 2008 13:12
Last Modified: 08 Feb 2013 16:56
Status: Published
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
URI: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/id/eprint/3791

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