ERIC Number: ED479465
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Oct
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Modules and Information Retrieval Facilities of the Human Use Regulatory Affairs Advisor (HURAA).
Graesser, Arthur C.; Hu, Xiangen; Person, Natalie; Jackson, Tanner; Toth, Joe
The Human Use Regulatory Affairs Advisor (HURAA) is a Web-based facility that provides help and training on the ethical use of human subjects in research, based on documents and regulations in United States Federal agencies. HURAA has a number of standard features of conventional Web facilities and computer-based training, such as hypertext, multimedia, help modules, glossaries, archives, links to other sites, and page-turning didactic instruction. HURAA also has more intelligent features: an animated conversational agent that serves as a navigational guide for the Web facility; lessons with case-based and explanation-based reasoning; document retrieval through natural language queries; and a context-sensitive Frequently Asked Questions, called "Point & Query." This paper describes the major modules and features of HURAA and evaluates the performance of document retrieval through natural language questions. (Contains 21 references.) (Author)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer System Design, Ethics, Information Retrieval, Intelligent Tutoring Systems, Laboratory Experiments, Multimedia Materials, Natural Language Processing, Research Tools, Training
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