TT13: Reflect: Augmented Browsing for the Life Scientist (ISMB 2009)

Sean O’Donoghue

A pragmatic approach to web semantics. What/can end-users do? Wait for all publishers to tag content? Systematically tag all of it? With all features users would like? We can wait for this SW to appear, or we can help make it happen. They use two ideas to make it happen: augmented browsing and real-time tagging. The primary design decision is that it should be easy to install and fast to use. By using Reflect, all they have to do is press one button: put a url into a field and then press Enter. Then the server will serve a tagged version of that page. Alternatively, you can download a plugin for Firefox and IE.

Allyson says: missed a large part of the end of this talk due to FF failing part way through and I tried to get a workaround going.

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Please note that this post is merely my notes on the presentation. They are not guaranteed to be correct, and unless explicitly stated are not my opinions. They do not reflect the opinions of my employers. Any errors you can happily assume to be mine and no-one else’s. I’m happy to correct any errors you may spot – just let me know!

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