Faculty Advisor

Wills, Craig E.

Abstract

Traditional file systems employ a hierarchical structure for file organization. This approach has several weaknesses: in particular, it requires users to memorize path elements in order and imposes structural limitations on file categorization. This report discusses the methodology and results of a project to design, build and user test a query-based file manager that organizes files by grouping them based on shared attributes rather than hierarchically. The report includes analysis of user feedback to the file manager.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

January 2004

Major

Computer Science

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Restricted-WPI community only

Advisor Department

Computer Science

Advisor Program

Computer Science

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