@misc{cogprints711, editor = {Steve Howard and Judy Hammond and Gitte Lindgaard}, title = {Automated theory-based procurement evaluation}, author = {A. Howes and S.J. Payne and D. Moffat}, publisher = {Chapman \& Hall, London}, year = {1997}, pages = {270--277}, keywords = {Metrics, usability evaluation, automatic tools, task-action grammar, consumer product}, url = {http://cogprints.org/711/}, abstract = {In this paper we report progress on software for evaluating computer interfaces for the purposes of procurement. The software takes a description of the interface to be evaluated and outputs metrics describing the consistency of the interface. The metrics are determined by automatically constructing a Task-Action Grammar from a manual description. We illustrate the evaluation tool with examples of evaluations of abbreviation structures and syntactic/semantic alignment.} }