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Koala: capture, share, automate, personalize business processes on the web

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Koala: capture, share, automate, personalize business processes on the web
We present Koala, a system that enables users to capture, share, automate, and personalize business processes on the web. Koala is a collaborative programming-bydemonstration system that records, edits, and plays back user interactions as pseudo-natural language scripts that are both human- and machine-interpretable. Unlike previous programming by demonstration systems, Koala leverages sloppy programming that interprets pseudo-natural language instructions (as opposed to formal syntactic statements) in the context of a given web page's elements and actions. Koala scripts are automatically stored in the Koalescence wiki, where a community of users can share, run, and collaboratively develop their "how-to" knowledge. Koala also takes advantage of corporate and personal data stores to automatically generalize and instantiate userspecific data, so that scripts created by one user are automatically personalized for others. Our initial experiences suggest that Koala is surpri...
Greg Little, Tessa A. Lau, Allen Cypher, James Lin
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Type Conference
Year 2007
Where CHI
Authors Greg Little, Tessa A. Lau, Allen Cypher, James Lin, Eben M. Haber, Eser Kandogan
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