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Re: Showing the Semantic Web - Could Tabulator publish?...

From: Adrian Walker <adrianw@snet.net>
Date: Mon, 23 Jan 2006 09:50:32 -0500
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To: Daniel Harris <daniel@kendra.org.uk>
Cc: Jeroen van der Ham <vdham@science.uva.nl>, Emmanuel Pietriga <emmanuel.pietriga@inria.fr>, Semantic Web <semantic-web@w3.org>, Tim Berners-Lee <timbl@w3.org>

Hi Daniel --

I have also played a bit with Tabulator, and I agree that support for 
*input* from users is desirable.

In this connection, you may be interested in a 'tabular' system that 
supports users who type tables and business rules into a browser, and then 
use the browser to run the rules. The results are presented as tables, 
nested tables, and English explanations.

The system is called Internet Business Logic, it's online at 
reengineeringllc.com , and shared use is free.

I hope this may be of interest.  Thanks in advance for comments.

                                    -- Adrian

Internet Business Logic (R)
Executable open vocabulary English
Online at www.reengineeringllc.com
Shared use is free

Adrian Walker
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At 01:58 PM 1/23/2006 +0000, you wrote:

>Hi Tim,
>I think you're right. People want to see everyday data arranged in simple 
>formats, such
>as tabular, but also that fits the genre of the data being displayed.
>As I understand it, the great thing about the Web was the Browser. And the 
>great thing
>about the Browser was that it was conceived as both a viewing tool and a 
>tool. Wasn't that the idea? Update websites as easily as read from them?
>Could the Tabulator have semantic publishing facilities too? Like being 
>able to add data to (annotate) an event, or track, or whatever?
>It's what users will want to be able to do - publish and browse - from the 
>application. I know I do.
>Cheers Daniel
>On 20 01 2006 15:30, Tim Berners-Lee wrote:
>>The Tabulator
>>was made to address this problem that a person needs to be able to  look 
>>at real semntic web data in a natural way.  It has an outline  view and a 
>>table view. (It is experimental, and you have to run it on  Firefox with 
>>codebase_principals set -- see the Help.)
>>People need to be abel to see their data as you see tracks in iTunes  or 
>>bank statements in Quicken or events in a Calendar, and so on.
>>Also look at mSpace, which is fancier, but tailored to a specific
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