RecipeSheet: creating, combining and controlling information processors

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RecipeSheet: creating, combining and controlling information processors
Many tasks require users to extract information from diverse sources, to edit or process this information locally, and to explore how the end results are affected by changes in the information or in its processing. We present the RecipeSheet, a general-purpose tool for assisting users in such tasks. The RecipeSheet lets users create information processors, called recipes, which may take input in a variety of forms such as text, Web pages, or XML, and produce results in a similar variety of forms. The processing carried out by a recipe may be specified using a macro or query language, of which we currently support Rexx, Smalltalk and XQuery, or by capturing the behaviour of a Web application or Web service. In the RecipeSheet’s spreadsheetinspired user interface, information appears in cells, with inter-cell dependencies defined by recipes rather than formulas. Users can also intervene manually to control which information flows through the dependency connections. Through a series of...
Aran Lunzer, Kasper Hornbæk
Added 14 Jun 2010
Updated 14 Jun 2010
Type Conference
Year 2006
Where UIST
Authors Aran Lunzer, Kasper Hornbæk
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