With the rapid development of web, there has been a high degree of disconnectivity between various pieces of information. The need for having a natural language functionality has always been there to improve our browsing experience, to change the way we see the data on the web pages.
Mozilla has come up with a natural language tool named UBIQUITY ver 0.1 for their browser. Though the product is in infancy stage, it provides a glimpse of the enormous capabilities it can provide. It makes an attempt to provide a universal interface which enables the users to do some of the common web tasks with focus on ease of use and faster execution.
I have installed UBIQUITY 0.1 and its fantastic, i can paste the map in my email, perform data lookups, email articles from webpages directly to friends, translate from one language to another and many more tasks.
I have started using UBIQUITY since couple of hours, and i have been able to the following things so far. You can install the tool into your firefox browsers. Download Ubiquity 0.1. Some of Ubiquity Commands.
The tool can be activated by using the CTRL + Space bar Combination. the following interface pops up
Map Scenario: my friend is visiting new york and he is not sure about the location of statue of liberty as well as he wants to know the reviews associated with the place.
If i am to write a mail to my friend giving the map location of Statue of Liberty , the animation demonstrates it.
To get reviews of the place the same process , the command is YELP.
To get the weather at the place , the command is WEATHER.
Listing of UBIQUITY Script commands
- search-oracle-docs: Search through the Oracle Documentation
- search-scholar: Search through Google Scholar
- search-patent: Search through Google Patents
- search-torrentz: Search for torrents on Torrentz.com
The UBIQUITY command tutorial can be got from The Ubiquity Command authoring tutorial