Information access efficiency: A measure and a case study

Shijian Lu*, Cécile Paris

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One of the advantages we claim for information synthesis and aggregation is that it results in more efficient information access for end users, especially when the relevant information comes from multiple heterogeneous data sources. Although that claim is plausible, it has not been verified by any qualitative studies. It is even unclear how one would quantify the efficiency of information access. In this paper, we propose a measure and then report on a study to identify the information access efficiency gain of a potential application involving information synthesis and aggregation.

Original languageEnglish
JournalProceedings of the Eleventh Australasian Document Computing Symposium, ACDS 2006
Publication statusPublished - 2006


  • Information access efficiency
  • Information access time and speed
  • Information aggregation
  • Information relevance


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