The Open UniversitySkip to content

Magpie: customizing users' experiences when browsing on the semantic web

Dzbor, Martin; Domingue, John and Motta, Enrico (2004). Magpie: customizing users' experiences when browsing on the semantic web. In: International Conference on Intelligent User Interfaces, 13-16 Jan 2004, Island of Madeira, Portugal.

Full text available as:
PDF (Version of Record) - Requires a PDF viewer such as GSview, Xpdf or Adobe Acrobat Reader
Download (464kB)
DOI (Digital Object Identifier) Link:
Google Scholar: Look up in Google Scholar


We describe several advanced functionalities of Magpie -- a tool that assists users with interpreting the web resources. Magpie is an extension to the Internet Explorer that automatically creates a semantic layer for web pages using a user-selected ontology. Semantic layers are annotations of a web page, with a set of applicable semantic services attached to the annotated items. We argue that the ability to generate different semantic layers for a web resource is vital to support the interpretation of web pages. Moreover, the assignment of semantic web services to the entities allows users to browse their neighbourhood semantically. At the same time, the Magpie suite offers trigger functionality based on the patterns of an automatically updated semantic log. The benefits of such an approach are illustrated by a semantically enriched browsing history management.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item
Copyright Holders: 2004 ACM
Keywords: browsing history management; named entity recognition; semantic web; semantic web services
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) > Knowledge Media Institute (KMi)
Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
Research Group: Centre for Research in Computing (CRC)
Item ID: 23250
Depositing User: Kay Dave
Date Deposited: 23 Sep 2010 09:32
Last Modified: 15 Jan 2019 07:33
Share this page:


Altmetrics from Altmetric

Citations from Dimensions

Download history for this item

These details should be considered as only a guide to the number of downloads performed manually. Algorithmic methods have been applied in an attempt to remove automated downloads from the displayed statistics but no guarantee can be made as to the accuracy of the figures.

Actions (login may be required)

Policies | Disclaimer

© The Open University   contact the OU