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CHAPTER

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Collaborative scripting for the Web

Allen Cypher,1 Clemens Drews,1 Eben Haber,1 Eser Kandogan,3 James Lin,4 Tessa Lau,1Gilly Leshed,2 Tara Matthews,1 Eric Wilcox11IBM Research – Almaden2Cornell University3MIT CISAIL4Google, Inc.

ABSTRACT

Today’s knowledge workers interact with a variety of Web-based tasks in the course of their jobs. We have found that two of the challenges faced by these workers are automation of repetitive tasks, and support for complex or hard-to-remember tasks. This chapter presents CoScripter, a system that enables users to capture, share, and automate tasks on the Web. CoScripter’s most notable features include ClearScript, a scripting language that is both human-readable and machine-understandable, and built-in ...

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