ERIC Number: EJ508661
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1995
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An Evaluation of Interactive Boolean and Natural Language Searching with an Online Medical Textbook.
Hersh, William R.; Hickam, David H.
Journal of the American Society for Information Science, v46 n7 p478-89 Aug 1995
Describes a study conducted at Oregon Health Sciences University that compared the use of three retrieval systems by medical students: a Boolean system, a word-based natural language system, and a concept-based natural language system. Results showed no statistically significant differences in recall, precision, or user preferences. (Author/LRW)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Journal Articles
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