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1994 ACM. The emergent nature of structure is a cmcial, but often ignored, constraint on authoring hypertext. VIKI is a spatial hypertext system that supports the emergent qualities of structure and the abstractions that guide its creation. We have found that a visual/spatial metaphor for hypertext allows people to express the nuances of structure, especially ambiguous, partial, or emerging structure, more easily. VIKI supports interpretation of a collected body of materials, a task that becomes increasingly important with the availability of on-line information sources. The tool's data model includes semi-structured objects, collections that provide the basis for spatial navigation, and object composites, all of which may evolve into types. A spatial parser supports this evolution and enhances user interaction with changing, visually apparent organizations.
name of conference
the 1994 ACM European conference
Proceedings of the 1994 ACM European conference on Hypermedia technology - ECHT '94
author list (cited authors)
Marshall, C. C., Shipman, F. M., & Coombs, J. H.
complete list of authors
Marshall, Catherine C||Shipman, Frank M||Coombs, James H