Tuesday, June 5, 2007

Exhibit from MIT

developed from the research in the Haystack group and the User Interface Design group at MIT CSAIL, and maintained by the SIMILE project, Exhibit is a lightweight structured data publishing framework that lets you create web pages with support for sorting, filtering, and rich visualizations by writing only HTML and optionally some CSS and Javascript code.

Like Google Maps and Timeline, but for structured data normally published through database-backed web sites, Exhibit essentially removes the need for a database or a server side web application. Its Javascript-based engine makes it easy for everyone who has a little bit of knowledge of HTML and small data sets to share them with the world and let people easily interact with them.

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