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Perspectives on Hypertext Structures

Published inObject composition = Composition d'objets, Editors Tsichritzis, Dionysios, p. 255-271
PublisherGenève : Centre universitaire d'informatique
Publication date1991

Using graph-like structures to store and organise ideas, concepts, or even programs is not new. However, difficulties arise when large amounts of inter-related information are shared by groups of people. This paper describes an organisation based on perspectives that aids in structuring hypertext. Perspectives provide a uniform model for views, versions and contexts - and can be composed via perspective operations. After a brief introduction where we motivate the need for structuring mechanisms within hypertext, we give a more rigorous description of the model behind perspectives and the operations that can be performed on them. We then present a number of examples that demonstrate that perspectives can be used in various application domains. Finally, we outline a prototype implementation built to demonstrate the power and flexibilty of our model.

  • Hypertext
  • Perspectives
  • Model
  • Versioning
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TSICHRITZIS, Dionysios, PREVELAKIS, Vassilis. Perspectives on Hypertext Structures. In: Object composition = Composition d’objets. Genève : Centre universitaire d’informatique, 1991. p. 255–271.
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