Effects of link annotations on search performance in layered and unlayered hierarchically organized information spaces

@article{Fraser2001EffectsOL,
  title={Effects of link annotations on search performance in layered and unlayered hierarchically organized information spaces},
  author={Landon Fraser and Craig Locatis},
  journal={JASIST},
  year={2001},
  volume={52},
  pages={1255-1261}
}
The effects of link annotations on user search performance in hypertext environments having deep (layered) and shallow link structures were investigated in this study. Four environments were tested—layered-annotated, layered-unannotated, shallow-annotated, and shallow-unannotated. A single document was divided into 48 sections, and layered and unlayered versions were created. Additional versions were created by adding annotations to the links in the layered and unlayered versions. Subjects were… CONTINUE READING

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