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Thirty-First Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences-Volume 2 (1998)
Kohala Coast, HI
Jan. 6, 1998 to Jan. 9, 1998
ISSN: 1060-3425
ISBN: 0-8186-8236-1
pp: 14
Matthew Fuchs , Walt Disney Imagineering
Our goal is not to enable information systems to use the Web, but to enable individuals to use the Web as an information system. This juxtaposition may seem paradoxical; the Web has provided a means for an unprecedented number of people and organizations to place information in the electronic public square. But the Web has likewise created the electronic public square in which an unprecedented number of people can be overwhelmed by this information without providing much respite. Molding this morass into a personal information system requires writing applications to retrieve, massage, store, compare, and otherwise organize and manipulate this information. Because these systems are personalized, they must run at the client -- no server can no all they ways users might want to use their information. As we shall see this is no trivial task, due partly to architectural decisions made in the early Web.
World Wide Web, query languages, information systems, Scheme, HTML, SGML, distributed search.

M. Fuchs, "Building an Information System from the Web," Proceedings of the Thirty-First Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences(HICSS), Kohala Coast, HI, 1998, pp. 14.
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