Re: Tables

From: Stefano Mazzocchi <>
Date: Fri, 28 Oct 2005 10:11:23 -0400

Brett Zamir wrote:
> And a third idea...
> I could see great use for the ability to both tag individual tables and
> individual table cells, rows, and/or columns. It would be especially helpful
> I think if one could also display this metadata in a tabular format along
> with the original table. For example, if one added tags for an individual
> row, the program could ideally regenerate the original table, adding a
> column for the tag (or if the tags apply to individual cells, the tag or
> comment data could appear when hovering the cursor over that cell--analogous
> to how it currently works with Google maps).
> If one could also combine this with the ability to generate one's own tables
> by retrieving tabular data or regular data from different websites and
> aggregating them together, this would be a truly revolutionary enhancement
> (along the lines of the ideas described at
> )

David is very interested in this too, let's see what he pulls out of his
magic hat this time around ;-)

Stefano Mazzocchi
Research Scientist                 Digital Libraries Research Group
Massachusetts Institute of Technology            location: E25-131C
77 Massachusetts Ave                   telephone: +1 (617) 253-1096
Cambridge, MA  02139-4307              email: stefanom at mit . edu
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