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Table 9 Confirmation or contradiction of original hypotheses

From: A user-centred evaluation framework for the Sealife semantic web browsers

  Hypothesis COHSE CORESE GoPubMed
H1 The SWB reduces the time taken for users to find information or perform tasks. No Yes No
H2 The SWB shortens the pathway taken to find information or perform tasks. No
(targets not found)
No
(targets found by few users)
PubMed data not available for comparison
H3 Where semantic links are available, users will always follow them instead of nonsemantic links. No Yes No
H4 Users find the SWB easier to use than the control platform. Yes and No No Yes
H5 Where semantic links and ranking are available, users prefer them to non-semantic links and ranking. Yes Yes Yes
H6 Use of the SWB is intuitive: a) Users think the SWB helps them to find information or complete tasks. No No Yes
  b) Users intuitively understand how to use the SWB to find such information or complete tasks. No No Yes