Conference Paper

Query-by-object interface for dynamic access and information requirement elicitation

Graduate Sch. of Comput. Sci. & Eng., Univ. of Aizu, Fukushima, Japan
DOI: 10.1109/ICMB.2005.84 Conference: Mobile Business, 2005. ICMB 2005. International Conference on
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ABSTRACT Information requirement elicitation (IRE) is essential in wireless Web service to elicit information requirements through interactive choice prompts. We present a high-level user interface for an IRE-enabled information system, in the context of database queries by a mobile Web user. The prototype is based on the notion of a query-by-object (QBO) approach of building a query using multiple user-level steps. The test prototype system uses the mobile information devices profile (MIDP) of the Java 2 Platform, Micro Edition (J2ME), for a wireless front end, and a Java 2 Platform, Enterprise Edition (J2EE) application server and an object-relational database management system (ORDBMS) at the back end. A sample set of dynamic queries demonstrates ease of use by the users.

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