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Hello:  I am interested in the work surrounding hypertext.  I would very much 
like to get a status report on where this topic sits at this time.

I came across this, earlier, from the government RFP solicitation site:

"A special briefing to introduce you to NASA's newest patent-pending data 
mining technology is being held at NASA Ames Research Center. The briefing is 
an opportunity for your firm to license PERILOG, and leverage its powerful 
capabilities for your software solutions products. Product Profile: PERILOG 
unearths data that is contextually relevant to the subject being 
investigated. The software measures the degree of contextual association for 
large numbers of terms pairs in text (or any other sequence) to produce 
models that capture the structure of the text. PERILOG statistically compares 
these models to measure their degree of similarity to a query model, develops 
a ranking, and presents the search results to the user. Furthermore, the user 
has access to powerful query tools that, for example, generate search options 
automatically. The licensing event will be held at the NASA Ames Research 
Center, Moffett Field, California, on Tuesday, January 29, 2002, from 10 a.m. 
to noon and will include a light lunch. Please register on-line at 
http://ettc.usc.edu/ames/perilog/homepage.html For additional information, 
please contact Patrick Hung at 650-604-5063.Email your questions to Patrick 
Hung at phung@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx"

Is there any relationship between "Data Mining", the business method, and 
"Hypertext", the concept?  The reason I ask, is that I was thinking, today 
[really hurts when I do that], and Xanadu seems like the perfect workaround 
for XLink, a process that has never been realized to this date.  Further, my 
disappointment with the unbelievably crude efforts at representing global 
standards to the Public, has me looking for some approach to web 
communications that will not be hobbled by corporate standards such as the 
W3C.org folks are promoting.
Tom Poe
2044 Plumas 
Reno, NV 89509-3708
See my xml "vision" at: http://www.worldccr.org/xmloriginal.htm