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ACM Transactions on Information Systems (TOIS), Volume 10 Issue 2, April 1992

Lexical ambiguity and information retrieval
Robert Krovetz, W. Bruce Croft
Pages: 115-141
DOI: 10.1145/146802.146810
Lexical ambiguity is a pervasive problem in natural language processing. However, little quantitative information is available about the extent of the problem or about the impact that it has on information retrieval systems. We report on an...

Structural analysis of hypertexts: identifying hierarchies and useful metrics
Rodrigo A. Botafogo, Ehud Rivlin, Ben Shneiderman
Pages: 142-180
DOI: 10.1145/146802.146826
Hypertext users often suffer from the “lost in hyperspace” problem: disorientation from too many jumps while traversing a complex network. One solution to this problem is improved authoring to create more comprehensible structures....

Getting around the task-artifact cycle: how to make claims and design by scenario
John M. Carroll, Mary Beth Rosson
Pages: 181-212
DOI: 10.1145/146802.146834
We are developing an “action science” approach to human-computer interaction (HCI), seeking to better integrate activities directed at understanding with those directed at design. The approach leverages development practices of...