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CHAPTER

4

A goal-oriented Web browser

Alexander Faaborg, Henry LiebermanMIT Media Laboratory

ABSTRACT

Many users are familiar with the interesting but limited functionality of data detector interfaces like Microsoft’s Smart Tags and Google’s AutoLink. In this chapter we significantly expand the breadth and functionality of this type of user interface through the use of large-scale knowledge bases of semantic information. The result is a Web browser that is able to generate personalized semantic hypertext, providing a goal-oriented browsing experience.

We present (1) Creo, a programming-by-example system for the Web that allows users to create a general purpose procedure with a single example; and (2) Miro, a data detector that matches the content ...

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