Melody Ivory's Ph.D. Dissertation

An Empirical Foundation for Automated Web Interface Evaluation,
Melody Yvette Ivory, PhD Dissertation, UC Berkeley Computer Science Division, 2001.

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This dissertation presents the first research in which a large collection of Web sites rated by Internet experts was analyzed to develop statistical models to support automated evaluation of new sites. It makes several key contributions to the advancement of automated Web interface evaluation, including the following.


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Full Thesis
Abstract (html)
Front Matter
Chapter 1
Chapter 2
Chapter 3
Chapter 4
Chapter 5
Chapter 6
Chapter 7
Chapter 8
Chapter 9
Chapter 10
Chapter 11
Appendix A
Appendix B
Appendix C
Interactive Appendix C (ppt)
Interactive Appendix C (html)
Appendix D