Interfacing the System Evaluation Method LSP with E-commerce Web Sites

Greydon Buckley, Jozo Dujmović

For many people faced with a tough purchasing decision, the research tool of choice is a web browser. Search engines solve the general problem of finding relevant data, however it is up to the user to sort, filter, and evaluate it. Decision support methods such as LSP can turn raw data into formal evaluations, but they are generally disconnected from the Web – the most up-to-date, widely-used, and convenient source of data available. This paper demonstrates how LSP can be connected to the Web, so that live data from e-commerce web sites can be used in consumer-oriented system evaluations.