Structured browsing of hypermedia databases

  • H. Maurer
  • F. Kappe
  • N. Scherbakov
  • P. Srinivasan
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Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 733)


In this paper a conceptually simple hypermedia model focusing on abstract data objects is introduced. The model is based mainly on a basic “node-link” hypermedia paradigm, but concepts from other semantic and object-oriented data models have influenced its features.

While the conventional hypermedia systems have only associative links between “chunks” of multimedia information (i.e., primitive information “nodes”), the hypermedia (HM) data model proposed here can manipulate “entities” and “relationships”; computer-navigable links are also bound between “entities”.

The model provides users with a brief structured view to hypermedia databases and considerably simplifies human computer interaction by means of a number of graphical metaphors.


hypertext hypermedia browsing data model 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • H. Maurer
    • 1
  • F. Kappe
    • 1
  • N. Scherbakov
    • 1
  • P. Srinivasan
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute for Information Processing and Computer Supported New MediaGraz University of TechnologyAustria

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