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Results of User Tests of Alta Vista

PART I
QUESTION 1

                                 Cumulative  Cumulative
COMPUTER    Frequency   Percent   Frequency    Percent 
-------------------------------------------------------
Macintosh         13      50.0          13       50.0
PC                 9      34.6          22       84.6
Unix               4      15.4          26      100.0




                                        Cumulative  Cumulative
BROWSER           Frequency   Percent   Frequency    Percent 
--------------------------------------------------------------
Lynx                      2       7.7           2        7.7
Netscape 2.x              2       7.7           4       15.4
Netscape 3.x             14      53.8          18       69.2
Netscape Communi          8      30.8          26      100.0



QUESTION 2 Query=history
                             Cumulative  Cumulative
Q2HITS   Frequency   Percent   Frequency    Percent 
----------------------------------------------------
.               1       3.8           1        3.8
1000            3      11.5           4       15.4
200             1       3.8           5       19.2
2000           20      76.9          25       96.2
39214           1       3.8          26      100.0




                                 Cumulative  Cumulative
Q2EXPECT    Frequency   Percent   Frequency    Percent 
-------------------------------------------------------
Fair               5      19.2           5       19.2
Poor               5      19.2          10       38.5
Very Poor          3      11.5          13       50.0
Very Well          9      34.6          22       84.6
Well               4      15.4          26      100.0



                                     Cumulative  Cumulative
Q2TIME          Frequency   Percent   Frequency    Percent 
-----------------------------------------------------------
.                      1       3.8           1        3.8
1 second               3      11.5           4       15.4
10 sec                 1       3.8           5       19.2
2 sec                  2       7.7           7       26.9
2 seconds              6      23.1          13       50.0
2-3 seconds            1       3.8          14       53.8
3 seconds              1       3.8          15       57.7
3 secs                 1       3.8          16       61.5
4 secs                 1       3.8          17       65.4
5 sec                  1       3.8          18       69.2
6 sec                  1       3.8          19       73.1
8 seconds              1       3.8          20       76.9
< 1 second             1       3.8          21       80.8
a second               1       3.8          22       84.6
about3 sec             1       3.8          23       88.5
five seconds!          1       3.8          24       92.3
no time                1       3.8          25       96.2
seconds!               1       3.8          26      100.0




                               Cumulative  Cumulative
Q2SITES   Frequency   Percent   Frequency    Percent 
-----------------------------------------------------
.                1       3.8           1        3.8
no               5      19.2           6       23.1
yes             20      76.9          26      100.0



QUESTION 3 Query=writing history

                                 Cumulative  Cumulative
Q3HITS      Frequency   Percent   Frequency    Percent 
-------------------------------------------------------
.                  1       3.8           1        3.8
12981              1       3.8           2        7.7
200                1       3.8           3       11.5
2000              17      65.4          20       76.9
about2000          2       7.7          22       84.6
c2000              1       3.8          23       88.5
~ 2000             1       3.8          24       92.3
~2000              2       7.7          26      100.0




                                Cumulative  Cumulative
Q3CLOSER   Frequency   Percent   Frequency    Percent 
------------------------------------------------------
.                 1       3.8           1        3.8
no               20      76.9          21       80.8
yes               5      19.2          26      100.0




                                    Cumulative  Cumulative
Q3TIME         Frequency   Percent   Frequency    Percent 
----------------------------------------------------------
.                     1       3.8           1        3.8
1 sec                 2       7.7           3       11.5
1 second              3      11.5           6       23.1
2 seconds             4      15.4          10       38.5
2 secs                1       3.8          11       42.3
2-3 seconds           2       7.7          13       50.0
3 seconds             1       3.8          14       53.8
4 seconds             2       7.7          16       61.5
4 secs                1       3.8          17       65.4
5 sec                 1       3.8          18       69.2
6 sec                 1       3.8          19       73.1
6 seconds             1       3.8          20       76.9
8 sec                 1       3.8          21       80.8
< 1 second            1       3.8          22       84.6
about2 sec            1       3.8          23       88.5
four seconds          1       3.8          24       92.3
no time               1       3.8          25       96.2
second                1       3.8          26      100.0


QUESTION 4 Query=+writing +history

                              Cumulative  Cumulative
Q4HITS   Frequency   Percent   Frequency    Percent 
----------------------------------------------------
.               2       7.7           2        7.7
2               2       7.7           4       15.4
200             1       3.8           5       19.2
300             2       7.7           7       26.9
400            16      61.5          23       88.5
c400            1       3.8          24       92.3
~400            2       7.7          26      100.0




                                Cumulative  Cumulative
Q4CLOSER   Frequency   Percent   Frequency    Percent 
------------------------------------------------------
.                 1       3.8           1        3.8
no               18      69.2          19       73.1
yes               7      26.9          26      100.0



                                   Cumulative  Cumulative
Q4TIME        Frequency   Percent   Frequency    Percent 
---------------------------------------------------------
.                    1       3.8           1        3.8
1 sec                2       7.7           3       11.5
1 second             3      11.5           6       23.1
1.5 seconds          1       3.8           7       26.9
2 sec                1       3.8           8       30.8
2 seconds            4      15.4          12       46.2
2 secs               1       3.8          13       50.0
2-3 seconds          1       3.8          14       53.8
3 sec                1       3.8          15       57.7
3 seconds            1       3.8          16       61.5
3 secs               1       3.8          17       65.4
4 sec                1       3.8          18       69.2
4 seconds            2       7.7          20       76.9
8 sec                1       3.8          21       80.8
< 1 second           1       3.8          22       84.6
a second             1       3.8          23       88.5
about2 sec           1       3.8          24       92.3
no time              1       3.8          25       96.2
two seconds          1       3.8          26      100.0



QUESTION 5 Query=writing AND history AND url:www.upenn.edu/registrar

                              Cumulative  Cumulative
Q5HITS   Frequency   Percent   Frequency    Percent 
----------------------------------------------------
.               1       3.8           1        3.8
108             2       7.7           3       11.5
111            17      65.4          20       76.9
300             6      23.1          26      100.0




                                Cumulative  Cumulative
Q5CLOSER   Frequency   Percent   Frequency    Percent 
------------------------------------------------------
.                 1       3.8           1        3.8
no                9      34.6          10       38.5
yes              16      61.5          26      100.0




                                   Cumulative  Cumulative
Q5TIME        Frequency   Percent   Frequency    Percent 
---------------------------------------------------------
.                    1       3.8           1        3.8
0.5 seconds          1       3.8           2        7.7
1 sec                1       3.8           3       11.5
1 second             2       7.7           5       19.2
2 sec                1       3.8           6       23.1
2 seconds            2       7.7           8       30.8
2 secs               1       3.8           9       34.6
2-3 seconds          1       3.8          10       38.5
3 seconds            4      15.4          14       53.8
4 sec                1       3.8          15       57.7
4 seconds            1       3.8          16       61.5
5 seconds            2       7.7          18       69.2
5 secs               1       3.8          19       73.1
6 sec                2       7.7          21       80.8
7 sec                1       3.8          22       84.6
< 1 second           1       3.8          23       88.5
a second             1       3.8          24       92.3
about2 sec           1       3.8          25       96.2
six seconds          1       3.8          26      100.0




QUESTION 6 Query=writing NEAR history

                              Cumulative  Cumulative
Q6HITS   Frequency   Percent   Frequency    Percent 
----------------------------------------------------
.               1       3.8           1        3.8
111             1       3.8           2        7.7
2000            3      11.5           5       19.2
34              3      11.5           8       30.8
75              2       7.7          10       38.5
77              1       3.8          11       42.3
82              8      30.8          19       73.1
83              6      23.1          25       96.2
~2000           1       3.8          26      100.0




                                Cumulative  Cumulative
Q6CLOSER   Frequency   Percent   Frequency    Percent 
------------------------------------------------------
.                 1       3.8           1        3.8
no               17      65.4          18       69.2
yes               8      30.8          26      100.0




                                     Cumulative  Cumulative
Q6TIME          Frequency   Percent   Frequency    Percent 
-----------------------------------------------------------
.                      1       3.8           1        3.8
0.2 seconds            1       3.8           2        7.7
1 sec                  1       3.8           3       11.5
1 second               4      15.4           7       26.9
2 sec                  3      11.5          10       38.5
2 seconds              2       7.7          12       46.2
3 SECONDS              1       3.8          13       50.0
3 sec                  2       7.7          15       57.7
3 seconds              2       7.7          17       65.4
3 secs                 1       3.8          18       69.2
4 sec                  1       3.8          19       73.1
4 seconds              2       7.7          21       80.8
4 secs                 1       3.8          22       84.6
6 sec                  1       3.8          23       88.5
coupleseconds          1       3.8          24       92.3
fast                   1       3.8          25       96.2
two seconds            1       3.8          26      100.0




QUESTION 7 Query="writing about history"

                              Cumulative  Cumulative
Q7HITS   Frequency   Percent   Frequency    Percent 
----------------------------------------------------
.               1       3.8           1        3.8
1              23      88.5          24       92.3
2               2       7.7          26      100.0



                                Cumulative  Cumulative
Q7EXPECT   Frequency   Percent   Frequency    Percent 
------------------------------------------------------
.                 1       3.8           1        3.8
no                3      11.5           4       15.4
yes              22      84.6          26      100.0




                                     Cumulative  Cumulative
Q7TIME          Frequency   Percent   Frequency    Percent 
-----------------------------------------------------------
.                      1       3.8           1        3.8
.25 sec                1       3.8           2        7.7
0.2 seconds            1       3.8           3       11.5
1                      1       3.8           4       15.4
1 sec                  2       7.7           6       23.1
1 second               4      15.4          10       38.5
2 sec                  1       3.8          11       42.3
2 seconds              3      11.5          14       53.8
2 secs                 1       3.8          15       57.7
3 sec                  2       7.7          17       65.4
3 seconds              1       3.8          18       69.2
3 secs                 1       3.8          19       73.1
4 seconds              2       7.7          21       80.8
6 sec                  1       3.8          22       84.6
coupleseconds          1       3.8          23       88.5
fast                   1       3.8          24       92.3
immediate              1       3.8          25       96.2
two seconds            1       3.8          26      100.0




PART II
QUESTION 1 Query=What modems should I use to connect to PennNet?

                                 Cumulative  Cumulative
QII-1HITS      Frequency   Percent   Frequency    Percent 
-------------------------------------------------------
.                  2       7.7           2        7.7
1000               1       3.8           3       11.5
10000              2       7.7           5       19.2
15                 1       3.8           6       23.1
200                1       3.8           7       26.9
7000               1       3.8           8       30.8
8000               1       3.8           9       34.6
9000              13      50.0          22       84.6
about9000          1       3.8          23       88.5
c9000              1       3.8          24       92.3
~9000              2       7.7          26      100.0




                                 Cumulative  Cumulative
QII-1EXPECT    Frequency   Percent   Frequency    Percent 
-------------------------------------------------------
Fair               7      26.9           7       26.9
Poor               4      15.4          11       42.3
Very Well          9      34.6          20       76.9
Well               6      23.1          26      100.0




                                        Cumulative  Cumulative
QII-1TIME             Frequency   Percent   Frequency    Percent 
--------------------------------------------------------------
.                         2       7.7           2        7.7
1 sec                     2       7.7           4       15.4
1 second                  1       3.8           5       19.2
2 sec                     1       3.8           6       23.1
2 seconds                 3      11.5           9       34.6
3 sec                     2       7.7          11       42.3
3 seconds                 1       3.8          12       46.2
4 sec                     1       3.8          13       50.0
4 seconds                 1       3.8          14       53.8
4 secs                    1       3.8          15       57.7
5 seconds                 3      11.5          18       69.2
6 sec                     1       3.8          19       73.1
8 sec                     1       3.8          20       76.9
8 secs                    1       3.8          21       80.8
< 1 second                1       3.8          22       84.6
a second                  1       3.8          23       88.5
coupleseconds             1       3.8          24       92.3
fast -- 2 second          1       3.8          25       96.2
six seconds               1       3.8          26      100.0



QUESTION 2 Query="U.S. Robotics"

                              Cumulative  Cumulative
QII-2HITS   Frequency   Percent   Frequency    Percent 
----------------------------------------------------
.               1       3.8           1        3.8
100             2       7.7           3       11.5
200             1       3.8           4       15.4
3000            5      19.2           9       34.6
4000            1       3.8          10       38.5
50              2       7.7          12       46.2
5000            1       3.8          13       50.0
57              3      11.5          16       61.5
58              7      26.9          23       88.5
61              2       7.7          25       96.2
~9000           1       3.8          26      100.0



Frequencies for Alta Vista Test          15:59 Tuesday, May 20, 1997  11

                               Cumulative  Cumulative
QII-2CLOSE   Frequency   Percent   Frequency    Percent 
-----------------------------------------------------
.                1       3.8           1        3.8
no               1       3.8           2        7.7
yes             24      92.3          26      100.0




                                     Cumulative  Cumulative
QII-2TIME          Frequency   Percent   Frequency    Percent 
-----------------------------------------------------------
"0,5 seconds           1       3.8           1        3.8
.                      1       3.8           2        7.7
1 sec                  3      11.5           5       19.2
1 second               3      11.5           8       30.8
2 sec                  1       3.8           9       34.6
2 seconds              2       7.7          11       42.3
2 secs                 1       3.8          12       46.2
3 seconds              3      11.5          15       57.7
4 sec                  1       3.8          16       61.5
4 seconds              2       7.7          18       69.2
4 secs                 1       3.8          19       73.1
5 sec                  1       3.8          20       76.9
5 seconds              1       3.8          21       80.8
5 secs                 1       3.8          22       84.6
7 sec                  1       3.8          23       88.5
coupleseconds          1       3.8          24       92.3
fast                   1       3.8          25       96.2
threeseconds           1       3.8          26      100.0



[QUESTIONS 3-5 NOT APPLICABLE]


QUESTION 6 Start date=1/Jan/96
           End date =12/Dec/97
           Query="U.S. Robotics"

                               Cumulative  Cumulative
QII-6HITS   Frequency   Percent   Frequency    Percent 
-----------------------------------------------------
.                3      11.5           3       11.5
..               1       3.8           4       15.4
28               1       3.8           5       19.2
57               8      30.8          13       50.0
58               9      34.6          22       84.6
61               4      15.4          26      100.0



                                Cumulative  Cumulative
QII-6CLOSE   Frequency   Percent   Frequency    Percent 
------------------------------------------------------
.                 2       7.7           2        7.7
. .               1       3.8           3       11.5
no               19      73.1          22       84.6
yes               4      15.4          26      100.0




                                     Cumulative  Cumulative
QII-6TIME         Frequency   Percent   Frequency    Percent 
-----------------------------------------------------------
  .                    1       3.8           1        3.8
.                      2       7.7           3       11.5
1 sec                  2       7.7           5       19.2
1 second               2       7.7           7       26.9
2 sec                  1       3.8           8       30.8
2 seconds              2       7.7          10       38.5
2 secs                 2       7.7          12       46.2
3 sec                  1       3.8          13       50.0
3 seconds              4      15.4          17       65.4
4 sec                  1       3.8          18       69.2
4 seconds              2       7.7          20       76.9
5 sec                  1       3.8          21       80.8
5 secs                 1       3.8          22       84.6
6 sec                  1       3.8          23       88.5
a second               1       3.8          24       92.3
coupleseconds          1       3.8          25       96.2
threeseconds           1       3.8          26      100.0



PART III

QUESTION 1 Query=undergraduate research

                               Cumulative  Cumulative
QIII-1HITS   Frequency   Percent   Frequency    Percent 
-----------------------------------------------------
  500            1       3.8           1        3.8
.                1       3.8           2        7.7
1000             4      15.4           6       23.1
200              1       3.8           7       26.9
5000             1       3.8           8       30.8
7000            14      53.8          22       84.6
c1000            1       3.8          23       88.5
~1000            1       3.8          24       92.3
~7000            2       7.7          26      100.0




                                 Cumulative  Cumulative
QIII-1CLOSE    Frequency   Percent   Frequency    Percent 
-------------------------------------------------------
0 Well             1       3.8           1        3.8
Fair               9      34.6          10       38.5
Poor               1       3.8          11       42.3
Very               4      15.4          15       57.7
Very Well          7      26.9          22       84.6
Well               4      15.4          26      100.0




                                     Cumulative  Cumulative
QIII-1TIME         Frequency   Percent   Frequency    Percent 
-----------------------------------------------------------
  0.5 seconds          1       5.0           1        5.0
.                      2      10.0           3       15.0
1 sec                  2      10.0           5       25.0
1 second               1       5.0           6       30.0
2 sec                  1       5.0           7       35.0
2 seconds              3      15.0          10       50.0
2 secs                 2      10.0          12       60.0
3 sec                  1       5.0          13       65.0
3 seconds              1       5.0          14       70.0
4 sec                  1       5.0          15       75.0
5 seconds              2      10.0          17       85.0
7 seconds              1       5.0          18       90.0
a second               1       5.0          19       95.0
threeseconds           1       5.0          20      100.0

Frequency Missing = 6


QUESTION 2 Is context information helpful

                                  Cumulative  Cumulative
QIII-2CLOSER   Frequency   Percent   Frequency    Percent 
---------------------------------------------------------
       y             1       5.0           1        5.0
     .               1       5.0           2       10.0
     yes            18      90.0          20      100.0

Frequency Missing = 6

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