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i.e. Madonna has a son called Rocco
* Uniform Resource Identifier - a techie's name for a URL
And here's the crucial bit...
This is a typical website as seen in a typical browser
After the page has loaded, the browser or helper application fetches the label data and alerts the user by showing an icon.
Clicking the icon reveals the information. This is one of the ways machine-readable (i.e. Semantic Web) trust marks are envisaged in the QUATRO project
Quatro envisages a similar system applied to search engines. In this case, the icon and extra information are shown alongside the search results so a user can see the trust mark when deciding which sites to visit.
The Semantic Web offers a truly scaleable method of building trust in websites and, by extension, the labelling information that may be present. When looking at a website, a user may wonder what his or her friends think of a particular site. Have they been there before? Is it good for homework? Can the information be trusted? It would be good to know!
Shared bookmarks (what Internet Explorer calls Favourites) offer such an option. If a user makes their bookmarks accessible by other user's browsers, either in a community of known people or, on a larger scale, anonymised through a recommender system, data can effectively be sought and obtained automatically.
This has particular potential if it is a teacher making his/her bookmarks available on a school server that can then be accessed by students when they research their homework.