John Richardson

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With the advent of hypertext it has become widely accepted that the departure from the so-called " linear " structure of paper increases the likelihood of readers or users becoming lost. In this paper we will discuss this aspect of hypertext in terms of its validity, the lessons to be learned from the psychology of navigation and the applicability of the(More)
An exploratory study is described in which the same text was presented to subjects in one of four formats, of which two were hypertext (TIES and Hypercard) and two were linear (Word Processor and paper). Subjects were required to use the text to answer 12 questions. Measurement was made of their time and accuracy and their movement through the document was(More)
In order to improve road safety, automobile manufacturers are now developing Forward Collision Warning Systems (FCWS). However, there has been insufficient consideration of how drivers may respond to FCWS. This driving simulator study focused on alarm timing and its impact on driver response to alarm. The experimental investigation considered driver(More)
We present a high-precision, languageindependent transliteration framework applicable to bilingual lexicon extraction. Our approach is to employ a bilingual topic model to enhance the output of a state-of-the-art graphemebased transliteration baseline. We demonstrate that this method is able to extract a high-quality bilingual lexicon from a comparable(More)
In recent years there has been a surge of interest in the natural language prosessing related to the real world, such as symbol grounding, language generation, and nonlinguistic data search by natural language queries. In order to concentrate on language ambiguities, we propose to use a well-defined “real world,” that is game states. We built a corpus(More)
The chapter begins by describing the fundamental concepts of hypertext and gives a brief overview of the different philosophical perspectives manifest in the key figures of the field. It then considers the role of hypertext in learning, concluding from a review of empirical evaluations that many of the claims for hypertext have failed to be substantiated.(More)
A brief survey is given of the eye movement parameters which contribute to visual search strategies. The literature on eye movements and industrial inspection is reviewed and some recent studies carried out at the University of Birmingham into the eye movements underlying four inspection tasks are described. These tasks included the inspection of tin cans,(More)