Generating Web-based presentations in spatial hypertext
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Presentations frequently include material appropriated from external sources; they may incorporate tabular data from published reports, photographs from books, or clip art from purchased collections. With the growing use of the World-Wide Web to disseminate information, there is the emerging potential for a new style of presentation: one that interprets and organizes materials produced by others and published on-line. Authoring such presentations requires the analysis of the source information. However, current presentation authoring software is designed to support traditional presentations, where analysis is assumed a separate task at best supported by separate software. This paper discusses experiences with using VIKI, a system designed to support information analysis, for the authoring of such presentations. VIKI includes a spatial parser to recognize implicit spatial structure generated during analysis. This paper describes how initial experiences with use for path authoring led to VIKI enhancements, including the adaptation of implicit spatial structure recognition for the creation of presentations.
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Shipman, F. M., Furuta, R., & Marshall, C. C.