IVICA: Spatial Parsing
Another interesting IVICA talk was Luis Francisco-Revilla's work on spatial hypertext for the visually impaired -- especially for non-sighted people.
Luis' paper this year discussed how the spatial parser, which VIKI and its descendants use to automatically recognize patterns in the hypertext map, might help non-sighted people deal with the spatial structure of complex Web pages,
It would be nice, for example, if a screen reader could automatically figure out that this text is the main story and this is a sidebar and that is a pull-quote or an ad.
Maybe someone should write a Tinderbox export template for WARP, along the lines of the TiddlyWiki exporter!