Electrical Engineering
      and Computer Sciences

Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences

COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING

UC Berkeley

Human Factors Evaluation of a Textual, Graphical, and Natural Language Query Interfaces

J.E. Bell and Lawrence A. Rowe

EECS Department
University of California, Berkeley
Technical Report No. UCB/ERL M90/12
1990

This paper describes a human factors experiment performed to compare three different interface styles for database query. Over sixty subjects with wide ranging computer experience performed queries of varying difficulty using either an artificial, graphical, or natural language interface. All three interfaces were commercial products. The experiment showed that none of the interfaces was best for all queries or users.


BibTeX citation:

@techreport{Bell:M90/12,
    Author = {Bell, J.E. and Rowe, Lawrence A.},
    Title = {Human Factors Evaluation of a Textual, Graphical, and Natural Language Query Interfaces},
    Institution = {EECS Department, University of California, Berkeley},
    Year = {1990},
    URL = {http://www.eecs.berkeley.edu/Pubs/TechRpts/1990/1413.html},
    Number = {UCB/ERL M90/12},
    Abstract = {This paper describes a human factors experiment performed to compare three different interface styles for database query.  Over sixty subjects with wide ranging computer experience performed queries of varying difficulty using either an artificial, graphical, or natural language interface.  All three interfaces were commercial products. The experiment showed that none of the interfaces was best for all queries or users.}
}

EndNote citation:

%0 Report
%A Bell, J.E.
%A Rowe, Lawrence A.
%T Human Factors Evaluation of a Textual, Graphical, and Natural Language Query Interfaces
%I EECS Department, University of California, Berkeley
%D 1990
%@ UCB/ERL M90/12
%U http://www.eecs.berkeley.edu/Pubs/TechRpts/1990/1413.html
%F Bell:M90/12