%A A. Howes %A S.J. Payne %A D. Moffat %T Automated theory-based procurement evaluation %X 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. %K Metrics, usability evaluation, automatic tools, task-action grammar, consumer product %P 270-277 %E Steve Howard %E Judy Hammond %E Gitte Lindgaard %D 1997 %I Chapman & Hall, London %L cogprints711