Introduction to the special issue on communication issues in user-database interaction

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)93-95
Journal / PublicationIEEE Transactions on Professional Communication
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2006


Research on user-database interaction studies the communication issues among users with various roles, such as end-user, requirement analyst, database designer, query programmer, as well as between users and databases through various database management systems. Many topics are included. Common topics include the formal languages used in database models and queries, with focus on designer and user writing effectiveness and efficiency, as well as end-user comprehension and problem solving capabilities. Research results are generally applicable to the communication processes for users, user training, and the design of database management systems, such as query interfaces and choice of database models. © 2006 IEEE.

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  • Cognitive fit, Cognitive mapping, Construct complexity, Data model, Query, Query template, Technical communication, User-database interaction

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