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Comment: Added comment about quality of search results.

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When the search results are presented they would like to know the kind of document (e.g. article, conference, thesis, etc.). They also complained about the quality of the search results. Although they tried refining the search adding more terms, the items they were looking for didn't appear at the top of the list.

Recommendations:

  • Remove the search box from the left bar in the home page and add the "Advanced Search" link to the one in the centre. In the rest of the pages show only the search box in the left bar.
  • Add some hint text in the search boxes like "Type in some words to search".
  • Make search boxes bigger.

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