Microsoft Smart-Tag Service
- Smart tags are an early selection-based search feature found in later versions of Microsoft Word, and beta versions of the Internet Explorer 6 and Internet Explorer 8 web browser by which the application recognizes certain words or types of data and converts it to a hyperlink. Selection-based search allows a user to invoke an online service from any other page using only the mouse. Initially Microsoft had intended the technology to be built into its Windows XP operating system but changed its plans due to public criticism.
- (Milne & Witten, 2008a) ⇒ David N. Milne, and Ian H. Witten. (2008). “Learning to Link with Wikipedia.” In: Proceeding of the 17th ACM Conference on Information and Knowledge Management, (CIKM 2008). doi:10.1145/1458082.1458150
- QUOTE: Automatically augmenting text with links to web pages has been controversial in the past. When developing Windows XP, Microsoft released plans for the Smart-Tag service which was to automatically add links to web-pages within Windows Explorer. This was aborted when many expressed concern that pages were being “surreptitiously” modified for commercial purposes (Mossberg, 2001). Google’s AutoLink feature has received similar criticism and has not been widely accepted. Consequently automatic linking is most successful when restricted to safe domains such as cinema (Drenner et al. 2006).
- (Hughes et al., 2002) ⇒ Gareth Hughes, and Leslie Carr. (2002). “Microsoft Smart Tags: support, ignore or condemn them?" In: Proceedings of the thirteenth ACM Conference on Hypertext and Hypermedia
- ABSTRACT: This paper describes the latest instantiation of the open hypermedia concept of the generic link as it appears in Microsoft&153; Office products - the Smart Tag. We review the background to generic linking and the technology involved in Smart Tags and discuss the reaction to this application in the computing press. Recommendations are made on how the system design could be improved for our purposes.
- http://searchwinit.techtarget.com/sDefinition/0,290660,sid1_gci755198,00.html What is smart tags?
- QUOTE: DEFINITION - Microsoft's Smart Tags were a proposed feature of Windows XP that would allow Microsoft and its partners to insert their own links into any Web page viewed through its Internet Explorer browser. These links (which appear as purple dashed underlining, to differentiate them from original content links) are similar to traditional hyperlinks, but more complex and interactive: when the cursor hovers over a Smart Tagged word, a drop-down list appears with a selection of links related to the word. A number of companies are developing industry or application-specific Smart Tag libraries - for example, for the insurance industry or for medical applications. A Microsoft partner, Keylogix, has an application called ActiveDocs Smart Tags that allows end users to create their own Smart Tags from within Microsoft Word.