For people, navigating hypermedia feels entirely natural. We read texts, view images and video, and through them, we can not only reach the next piece of information we need; we can also perform actions that modify things in a predictable way. Machines face far greater difficulties. Even if they can interpret the information on a page, it’s currently difficult for them to understand the impact of change. Therefore, we’ve developed RESTdesc, a method to describe the functionality of hypermedia controls in applications. Unlike other approaches, it focuses on enabling autonomous agents to use Web applications in a hypermedia-driven way.
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