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dc.contributor.authorJones, Steve
dc.date.accessioned2008-10-20T00:53:05Z
dc.date.available2008-10-20T00:53:05Z
dc.date.issued1998-03
dc.identifier.citationJones, S. (1998). VQuery: a graphical user interface for Boolean query Specification and dynamic result preview. (Working paper 98/3). Hamilton, New Zealand: University of Waikato, Department of Computer Science.en_US
dc.identifier.issn1170-487X
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10289/1048
dc.description.abstractTextual query languages based on Boolean logic are common amongst the search facilities of on-line information repositories. However, there is evidence to suggest that the syntactic and semantic demands of such languages lead to user errors and adversely affect the time that it takes users to form queries. Additionally, users are faced with user interfaces to these repositories which are unresponsive and uninformative, and consequently fail to support effective query refinement. We suggest that graphical query languages, particularly Venn-like diagrams, provide a natural medium for Boolean query specification which overcomes the problems of textual query languages. Also, dynamic result previews can be seamlessly integrated with graphical query specification to increase the effectiveness of query refinements. We describe VQuery, a query interface to the New Zealand Digital Library which exploits querying by Venn diagrams and integrated query result previews.en_US
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherUniversity of Waikato, Department of Computer Scienceen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesComputer Science Working Papers
dc.subjectcomputer scienceen_US
dc.subjectdynamic queriesen_US
dc.subjectquery previewsen_US
dc.subjectquery by diagramen_US
dc.titleVQuery: a graphical user interface for Boolean query Specification and dynamic result previewen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
uow.relation.series98/3
pubs.elements-id54737
pubs.place-of-publicationHamiltonen_NZ


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