MashMaker: mashups for the masses

MashMaker: mashups for the masses MashMaker: Mashups for the Masses Rob Ennals Intel Research Berkeley Minos Garofalakis minos@yahoo-inc.com Yahoo Research robert.ennals@intel.com Categories and Subject Descriptors: H.4.3 [Information Systems Applications]: Information Browsers General Terms: Management, Design, Human Factors, Languages Keywords: Mashup, web, end-users. Info Toggle Search Box Search Results 1. INTRODUCTION Properties Property Children Arg Formula Selected Widget Properties View MashMaker is an interactive tool for editing, querying, manipulating, and visualizing œlive  semi-structured data. MashMaker borrows ideas from word processors, web browsers, and spreadsheets. Like a word processor, MashMaker allows ad-hoc, unstructured editing of data. Like a web browser, MashMaker encourages users to nd information by exploring, rather than by writing queries. Like a spreadsheet, MashMaker allows users to mix computed values with their data, including editing œlive  (i.e., continuously-updated) data assembled through the web and/or user queries. MashMaker represents a novel paradigm for the ad-hoc exploration and management of diverse, heterogeneous collections of live data, that draws on the design principles of more œnatural  software tools (like web browsers and spreadsheets) and simple scripting languages, rather than formal database models, schemas, and queries. The goal of MashMaker is to allow non-expert users to easily create their own mashups based on http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png

MashMaker: mashups for the masses

Association for Computing Machinery — Jun 11, 2007

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Association for Computing Machinery
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Copyright © 2007 by ACM Inc.
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978-1-59593-686-8
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10.1145/1247480.1247626
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MashMaker: Mashups for the Masses Rob Ennals Intel Research Berkeley Minos Garofalakis minos@yahoo-inc.com Yahoo Research robert.ennals@intel.com Categories and Subject Descriptors: H.4.3 [Information Systems Applications]: Information Browsers General Terms: Management, Design, Human Factors, Languages Keywords: Mashup, web, end-users. Info Toggle Search Box Search Results 1. INTRODUCTION Properties Property Children Arg Formula Selected Widget Properties View MashMaker is an interactive tool for editing, querying, manipulating, and visualizing œlive  semi-structured data. MashMaker borrows ideas from word processors, web browsers, and spreadsheets. Like a word processor, MashMaker allows ad-hoc, unstructured editing of data. Like a web browser, MashMaker encourages users to nd information by exploring, rather than by writing queries. Like a spreadsheet, MashMaker allows users to mix computed values with their data, including editing œlive  (i.e., continuously-updated) data assembled through the web and/or user queries. MashMaker represents a novel paradigm for the ad-hoc exploration and management of diverse, heterogeneous collections of live data, that draws on the design principles of more œnatural  software tools (like web browsers and spreadsheets) and simple scripting languages, rather than formal database models, schemas, and queries. The goal of MashMaker is to allow non-expert users to easily create their own mashups based on

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