Ptolomaeus:The Web Cartographer

  • Giuseppe Di Battista
  • Renato Lillo
  • Fabio Vernacotola
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 1547)

Abstract

The hugeness of the Web and its continuous growth have made navigation in the Internet extremely difficult. The new advanced features provided by HTML extensions and scripting languages allow a common browser to manage powerful hypermedial representation in each single page but leave unsolved some structural problems of the Web. In fact, the process of finding information by surfing the Web is mainly hindered by the lack of a reasonable schema in the hyperspace; broken and redundant links make the problem even worse. This leads the user to become ”lost in the hyperspace” (LH-Syndrome).

Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1998

Authors and Affiliations

  • Giuseppe Di Battista
    • 1
  • Renato Lillo
    • 1
  • Fabio Vernacotola
    • 1
  1. 1.Dipartimento di Informatica e AutomazioneUniversità di Roma TreRomaItaly

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