TY - GEN ID - cogprints711 UR - http://cogprints.org/711/ A1 - Howes, A. A1 - Payne, S.J. A1 - Moffat, D. Y1 - 1997/// N2 - 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. PB - Chapman & Hall, London KW - Metrics KW - usability evaluation KW - automatic tools KW - task-action grammar KW - consumer product TI - Automated theory-based procurement evaluation SP - 270 AV - public EP - 277 ER -