IRF requires that Java SDK 2 be installed and accessible via your PATH. IRF was developed and tested with Java 2 SDK, Standard Edition (1.2.1_04) Production Release for Solaris Solaris SPARC[tm] Platform Edition*: English. Java 2 SDK is available from: http://java.sun.com/products/jdk/1.2/index.html.
jar -xf irfpkg.jar
java gov.nist.nlpir.irfapps.SampleApp noinputYou should see the following if things are working as they should.
Support.setPromptUser(false); Converting raw documents... Adding indexing features to all appropriate indexes a document at a time... Updating indexes... Presenting index statistics for current collection... Presenting statistics for titleindex... Nr of sources: 20 Nr of features: 80 Nr of indexing features: 120 Presenting statistics for authorindex... Nr of sources: 20 Nr of features: 20 Nr of indexing features: 20 Presenting statistics for docAbstractindex... Nr of sources: 20 Nr of features: 547 Nr of indexing features: 1475 Retrieving... Presenting result in brief format (14 documents)... 1: (1.000) Modelling User Behaviour with Formal Grammar 2: (0.135) Three Transition Network Dialogue Management Systems 3: (0.109) Towards a Task Model of Messaging: An Example of the Application of TAKD to User Interface Design 4: (0.097) User Modelling Techniques for Interactive Systems 5: (0.090) Abstract Models of Interactive Systems 6: (0.053) Effects of System and Knowledge Variables on a Task Component of "Teleshopping" 7: (0.050) Use of Man-Modelling CAD Systems by the Ergonomist 8: (0.041) SUSI -- A Smart User-System Interface 9: (0.040) The Interactive Process Scheduler 10: (0.036) Definitive Notations for Interaction 11: (0.035) Analysing the Learning of Command Sequences in a Menu System 12: (0.032) GUIDE: A UNIX-Based Dialogue Design System 13: (0.031) Helping Both the Novice and Advanced User in Menu-Driven Information Retrieval Systems 14: (0.025) Evaluating the Human Interface of a Data Entry System: User Choice and Performance Measures Yield Different Tradeoff Functions Presenting selected document (1)... * Displaying a gov.nist.nlpir.irfapps.hci.HciDoc: title(gov.nist.nlpir.irf.de.ProxyDeString): <em>Modelling</em> <em>User</em> <em>Behaviou r</em> with <em>Formal</em> <em>Gramma</em>r, author(gov.nist.nlpir.irf.de.ProxyDePersonName): Name: Fountain First name: A. J. docAbstract(gov.nist.nlpir.irf.de.ProxyDeHtml): <em>Formal</em> <em>descriptive</em> <em> tools</em> have been used to specify user behaviour at the human-computer interface. Two prominent examples of this approach are the <em>GOMS</em> Theory (Card et al, 1983) and Reisner's <em>Formal</em> Grammar (Reisner 1981, 1984). The <em>GOMS</em> Theory and <em>Formal</em> Grammar are shown to be equivalent in their p ower of describing use of an interface. Both <em>GOMS</em> and <em>Formal</em> Grammar describe h uman behaviour in Backus Normal Form. <em>GOMS</em> has a stack discipline for organising the relationships between a user's Goals and Methods; <em>Formal</em> Grammar of Reisner (1981, 1984) has the more general production rule control structure for organising the hierarchy of grammatical symbols. Differences are shown in their use as analytic <em>tools</em>. The <em>GOMS</em> Theory directs attention towards the selection of methods for predefined tasks and the points at which this selection occurs. The <em>Formal</em> Grammar does not consider method selection but determines the complexity of both physical and cognitive operations in pre-defined tasks. It is suggested that the approaches need to be combined in order to provide a more comprehensive <em>formal</em> method for modelling user behaviour., Shutting down the IR Manager...Indexes and IRF management data will be stored in the current directory in files with names starting with "DB".
This is just meant as a simple test. For more information about running the sample application see the chapter on using IRF as-is with the sample application