Document Type

Article

Peer Reviewed

1

Publication Date

Winter 12-13-2013

Journal/Book/Conference Title

Internet Reference Services Quarterly

DOI of Published Version

10.1080/10875301.2013.856367

Abstract

This paper reports findings from a usability study of an experimental near-semantic search interface. We present user preferences for exploring semantic recommendations and model a new user interface for subject suggestions based on the results. The resulting catalog search engine (Deneb 2.0) is in public beta implementation, available at: http://dunatis.grainger.uiuc.edu/deneb-2

Keywords

semantic web, data mining, usability

Funding

The Research and Publication Committee of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Library and the University of Illinois Campus Research Board.

Comments

This study was made possible through the collaboration between colleagues and campus units. The authors wish to acknowledge the Research and Publication Committee of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Library and the University of Illinois Campus Research Board, which provided support for the completion of this research. We would also like to thank Yinan Zhang, for his development work and information retrieval expertise, as well as Jennie Archer, Amanda Hatland, and Rubayya Hoque, who assisted in the recruitment, observation, and interviewing of the usability test participants. Address correspondence to Jim Hahn, University of Illinois, Undergraduate Library, 1402 W. Gregory Dr, Urbana, IL 61801, USA. E-mail: jimhahn@illinois.edu

Published Article/Book Citation

The definitive version was published in Internet Reference Services Quarterly, Volume: 18, 3-4, (2013) pp. DOI: 10.1080/10875301.2013.856367

Rights

Author Posting © Jim Hahn & Chris Diaz, 2013.This is the Author's Accepted Manuscript, post peer-review. Version of Record is available via Taylor and Francis.

 

URL

http://ir.uiowa.edu/lib_pubs/148