Hyperwords

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Hyperwords
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Developer(s) The Hyperwords Company
Initial release January 24, 2006; 8 years ago (2006-01-24)
Development status Active
Written in JavaScript
Operating system Cross-platform
Available in English
Type Add-on for Mozilla Firefox
Website www.hyperwords.net

Hyperwords was a term for interactive text. Whereas hyper-links have the specific meaning of words which are linked to specific destinations, hyperwords refers to all interactive words where the idea is that the reader can issue commands on the text. The project is now referred to as liquid information interactive text, dropping the hyper prefix which was used to work with the hyper prefix for hypertext and using the more general name of interactive text, produced by the Liquid Information Company.

The Hyperwords concept has been implemented as a server plug-in and as a plug-in for the Firefox, Flock and Chrome browsers. It is a selection-based interface which can be used for references, searches, blogging, emailing, copying, conversions and language translation.

The Hyperwords Project grew out of a research project at University College London and is now a developed and maintained by The Hyperwords Company Ltd in London, UK. Frode Hegland heads the company with development teams in Russia and Germany. The company's Advisory Board includes Douglas Engelbart, Ted Nelson, Vint Cerf, Dave Farber, Bruce Horn and Douglas Rushkoff.[1]

The Hyperwords Company changed name to The Liquid Information Company in 2012.

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