This page contains a pointers to various WWW demonstration pages developed
by the Intelligent
Information Infrastructure Project.
We apologize to those who cannot currently access certain pages. The
research nature of these systems means that they may not be available at all
times. Many of these examples build on The Common
LISP Hypermedia Server.
- The Vice
President's Electronic Open Meeting on the National Performance Review. Project members
worked with NPR to organize the Open Meeting as well as incorporate online
surveys and advanced systems for wide-area collaboration over email and WWW.
The event is described by a
paper in the Proceedings of The Fourth
International Conference on The World Wide Web, Boston: MIT, December
House Publications provides top-down and bottom-up access to electronic
releases by the White House. Standing search URLs allow users to run focused
searches by merely clicking on an anchor. Research systems developed by the
project in Common Lisp have been deployed in a high-volume application and
technology transfer is in progress.
- Citizens can now Send a
message to the President and Send a
message to the Vice President. After a series of prototypes demonstrated
concepts for correspondence interfaces, the public-access technology developed
by project members was translated into production the White House. In these
interfaces, ancillary information needed to determine message routings is
gracefully elicited from the user. We ask any one who may have cached HTML
forms for earlier prototypes to please upgrade to the official versions
available from the White House Web
White House Documents via the taxonomy of categories used by the M.I.T.
Publications Server to distribute these documents over email. Top-down
retrieval via categories obviates the need for the user to guess relevant
words required to make bottom-up
approaches work accurately.
Retrieve White House Documents via a search index. This page
provides complete documentation on the taxonomy of White House documents used
to distribute them to subscribers.
White House Documents via hierarchy organized by publication dates. This
archive is created automatically by the normal operation of the email
- The toplevel form
for the M.I.T. Publications Server allows people to subscribe to the daily
releases via email. In this example, the WWW form initiates an interaction
with the user which is continued via email with an email server. Although the
new server routes messages to recipients via a boolean combination of
content categories and documents, this form provides a variety of standard
cliches in order to provide an accessible form-interface. Soon, another form
for more advanced users will allow subscription via the full granularity of
- During the last week of January 1994, we test-drove our new email
server technology by surveying over 1600 internet users who access electronic
publications by the White House. This automatic and adaptive survey began
with a small Usage
Survey, and then applied if-then rules to determine which specialized
follow-up surveys were most appropriate for each respondent. The survey
results were automatically tabulated. They and their interpretation have been
compilated in a preliminary
report and are summarized in Survey Briefing Points
for Busy Officials.
- The 1996 Survey of
White House Electronic Publications users extends the earlier system and
genrlizes the automatic form processing system over email and WWW. This
substrate automatically validates inputs using a presentation system and
to perform some client-side input validation. Results are not yet available.
- Ask the START Natural
Language System an English question about the M.I.T. Artificial
Intelligence Laboratory. Please report any successes or bugs to Boris Katz
- Learn IF-THEN rules
about international conflict management in the period after 1945. This uses a
rule learning system available in the Feature
Vector Editor. If the demo is unavailable, see snapshots of the setting
up an experiment and several
using the Common Lisp Web Server are popping up at many different sites
around the United States and the world. It is the Web interface of choice for
researchers and developers using advanced languages like Common Lisp to tackle
difficult problems in planning, knowledge representation, intelligent
tutoring, machine learning, and natural language processing.
- The Kennedy Home
Page was assembled as a demonstration of what the Congress could do right
- The Cambridge Home
Page was assembled as an embarassingly small step toward the Palo Alto page.
- Explore the Political Participation
Project, a research initiative exploring how networked media can be used
to facilitate political participation. The Project features the Online Political
Information Network, a guide to political information available on the
John C. Mallery