The Processed Book Project is a prototype web site designed to provide users with the tools they need to make the most of their work. network.


Supported by funding from the Hewlett Foundation , the Project “The Processed Book”, published online in the open-access journal FirstMonday in March 2003, by Joseph J. Esposito, [1] to train CEO of Encyclopædia Britannica , Who in 1994 launched Britannica Online , the first Internet encyclopedia.

This article is part of a series of articles on the subject of “e-book”. . Esposito “, which has been written by the author of” Something to Say “.


Annotations are one of the main tools of the Processed Book Operating System (PBOS), which allows users to connect “anything that adds lexical, semantic, or procedural value” to a specific segment of a document.

Annotations can include: text notes (which may also have their own annotations); Outbound Web links that can be added to a document by someone other than the author or Webmaster; Inbound links from other web sites or e-mail to specific points inside a document, which can be disconnected by the document ” BizVantage ” links to a proprietary dynamically updated Net “clipping service”, [2] driven by “user selected keywords, so that related, external content is discovered and connected to the Book”; And bookmarks placed by the user for quick return to points in the document.

In addition, the Project HAS Several document comprehensive tools, Including dissect text That “provides extraction, annotation and statistical reporting for Both use Supplied words / phrases, and for associated words / found sentences via an interface to the WordNet software’s extensive catalog of connections Among words / phrases. ”

As an operating system and not just a vehicle for web publishing, PBOS also provides the ability to add new features or bolt on new computer processes that can be added to the project library. PBOS is available at SourceForge. The Project was designed by Lynn Brock and programmed by Wayne Davison.


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  1. Joseph J. Esposito, “The Processed Book,”, March 2003, 8: 3 The original article as an update as of October 23, 2005 .

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