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Attaching UI enhancements to websites with end users

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Attaching UI enhancements to websites with end users
We present reform, a system that envisions roles for both programmers and end users in enhancing existing websites to support new goals. First, programmers author a traditional mashup or browser extension, but they do not write a web scraper. Instead they use reform, which allows novice end users to attach the enhancement to their favorite sites with a scraping by-example interface. reform makes enhancements easier to program while also carrying the benefit that end users can apply the enhancements to any number of new websites. We present reform's architecture, user interface, interactive by-example extraction algorithm for novices, and evaluation, along with five example reform enabled enhancements. This is a step toward write-once, apply-anywhere user interface enhancements.
Michael Toomim, Steven M. Drucker, Mira Dontcheva,
Added 24 Nov 2009
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Type Conference
Year 2009
Where CHI
Authors Michael Toomim, Steven M. Drucker, Mira Dontcheva, Ali Rahimi, Blake Thomson, James A. Landay
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