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Re: Kura - status report

From:Charles <catty@...>
Date:Sunday, October 31, 1999, 23:26
Boudewijn Rempt wrote:
> > On Sun, 31 Oct 1999, taliesin the storyteller wrote:
> > Heh :) Who was it that said that ordinary applications were dead and > > that the web was the way to go?
> Charles, if I remember correctly.
The days of giant monolithic applications are passing, hopefully. It is best to factor-out all interfacing to "the browser", and all database stuff to "the DB engine", etc.
> But what I meant was that Kura could > be some kind of special purpose browser, talking to the database via a > web server
Perfect! (IMO.)
> if the requests to > the backend are done by email, then it's possible to have distributed > application that works without a web-server
That's cool too. Before I had CGI, I used to fake it using email filters.
> But first I want to be able to actually tag sentences, words and > morphemes for useful information!
There are a lot of large NLP projects doing things sort-of like this, I mean using the web to provide services. I was just looking at some branching off from here: