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ACM Transactions on Information Systems (TOIS), Volume 6 Issue 3, July 1988

VAGUE: a user interface to relational databases that permits vague queries
Amihai Motro
Pages: 187-214
DOI: 10.1145/45945.48027
A specific query establishes a rigid qualification and is concerned only with data that match it precisely. A vague query establishes a target qualification and is concerned also with data that are close to this target. Most conventional...

Knowledge-based tools to promote shared goals and terminology between interface designers
Robert Neches
Pages: 215-231
DOI: 10.1145/45945.48028
Two tools that support cooperation are described: one for the construction of consistent and principled human-computer interfaces and the other for the construction of AI knowledge bases. These tools provide a central repository for design...

A rule-based message filtering system
Stephen Pollock
Pages: 232-254
DOI: 10.1145/45945.214327
Much computerized support for knowledge workers has consisted of tools to handle low-level functions such as distribution, storage, and retrieval of information. However, the higher level processes of making decisions and taking actions with...

Access to, usage of, and outcomes from an electronic messaging system
Ronald E. Rice, Douglas E. Shook
Pages: 255-276
DOI: 10.1145/45945.214325
This study examines relationships among perceived accessibility to an electronic messaging system (EMS), computer-monitored and reported usage of the system by approximately 100 employees of one division of an aerospace firm, user's job type,...

Wireless intraoffice networks
K. Pahlavan
Pages: 277-302
DOI: 10.1145/45945.45946
An overview of the existing and growing demands for wireless office information networks is provided, and the existing research activities are assessed in some detail. The radio frequency (RF) and infrared (IR) communication technologies are...