Liesaputra, V., Witten, I. H. & Bainbridge, D. (2009). Searching in a Book. In Proceedings of 13th European Conference, ECDL 2009, Corfu, Greece, September 27 - October 2, 2009. (pp. 442-446). Springer Berlin.
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Information has no value unless it is accessible. With physical books, most people rely on the table of contents and subject index to find what they want. But what if they are reading a book in a digital library and have access to a full-text search tool?. The paper describes a search interface to Realistic Books, and investigates the influence of document format and search result presentation on information finding. We compare searching in Realistic Books with searching in HTML and PDF files, and with physical books.
This is an author’s accepted version of an article published in Proceedings of 13th European Conference, ECDL 2009, Corfu, Greece, September 27 - October 2, 2009. © 2009 Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg.