Using examples to describe categories

  title={Using examples to describe categories},
  author={Susan T. Dumais and Thomas K. Landauer},
  booktitle={CHI '83},
The successful use of menu-based information retrieval systems depends critically on users understanding the category names and partitions used by system designers. Some of the problems in this endeavor are psychological and have to do with naming large and ill-defined categories so that users can understand their contents, and effectively partitioning large sets of objects. Systems of interest (like home information systems) often consist of new and frequently changing content in large and… CONTINUE READING
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