Design and Evaluation of a Psychological Experiment on the Effectivness of Document Summarisation for the Retrieval of Multilingual WWW Documents

Joanne Capstick, Gregor Erbach, Hans Uszkoreit

In: Eduard Hovy , Dragomir Radev (editor). AAAI Spring Symposium Intelligent Text Summarization. AAAI Spring Symposium (AAAI SSS) Pages 134-136 The AAAI Press Palo Alto 1998.


Since for the foreseeable future, retrieval will be an interactive task of the user looking through lists of potentially relevant documents, adequate support through various types of information is very important. A psychological experiment was conducted to examine the extent to which different types of automatically generated summaries aid retrieval and systematically evaluate user needs and behaviour in the area of cross-language retrieval for the WWW.

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