FUnctionality Sharing In Open eNvironments
Heinz Nixdorf Chair for Distributed Information Systems

An Overview of Current Approaches to Mashup Generation

Title: An Overview of Current Approaches to Mashup Generation
Authors: Thomas Fischer, Fedor Bakalov, Andreas Nauerz
Source: Proceedings of the International Workshop on Knowledge Services and Mashups (KSM09)
Place: Solothurn, Switzerland
Date: 2009-03-01
Type: Workshop Paper

Mashups allow users to bring together data and services from various web applications in order to create a new integrated tool that serves their needs. In the last few years, a variety of mashups frameworks has been proposed that promise to simplify the mashup creation process so that every user is able to create mashups. In this paper, we give an overview about these approaches and identify their limitations. The main insight is that the average user will not possess the necessary skills to create mashups that meet his needs with these tools. We therefore propose that a tool is needed that allows for the automatic ad-hoc generation of mashups.

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