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a deeper look at Web usage 5 Nov 2006
By W Boudville - Published on Amazon.com
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If you are reading this on the Web, then you are using a browser. The latter and the Web was one of the sea changes of the 90s. So easy to use a browser. But this book takes a closer look at the Web and Internet usage. It explains that a search engine can have many limitations. In no small part because it usually has no idea what your interests are. So when you send a query to it, there is a paucity of context.

There are also surprising usage results. When the Web first came about, it was feared that many users might feel lost when browsing. But in practice, few call this a problem. And those that do are not overly concerned. What was unvariably complained about was the speed of response. The author ties this back to the biological restrictions of human working memory, which demands a subsecond response, for the brain to optimally process information.

The book also leads into the Semantic Web. It describes how ontologies might be built up, and the difficulties in doing this.
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