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User requirement elicitation for cross-language information retrieval

Petrelli, D., Hansen, P., Beaulieu, M. and Sanderson, M. (2002) User requirement elicitation for cross-language information retrieval. In: Proceedings of the International Conference on Information Needs, Seeking and Use in Different Contexts. ISIC 2002, September 11-13, 2002, Lisbon, Portugal. .

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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: Proceedings Paper
Institution: The University of Sheffield
Academic Units: The University of Sheffield > Faculty of Social Sciences (Sheffield) > Information School (Sheffield)
Depositing User: Information Studies
Date Deposited: 25 Mar 2009 12:49
Last Modified: 13 May 2009 12:48
Status: Published
Refereed: Yes
URI: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/id/eprint/8375

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