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Title: ON INTEGRATING HYPERMEDIA INTO DECISION SUPPORT AND OTHER INFORMATION SYSTEMS
Authors: Bieber, Michael
Keywords: Hypertext
Hypermedia
Information Systems Architecture
Hypermedia Engine
Bridge Laws
Issue Date: 28-Jul-1992
Publisher: Stern School of Business, New York University
Series/Report no.: IS-92-26
Abstract: The goal of this research is to provide hypermedia functionality to all information systems that interact with people. Hypermedia is a concept involving access to information, embodying the notions of context-sensitive navigation, annotation and tailored presentation. We present the architecture of a system-level hypermedia engine, designed both to manage full hypermedia functionality for an information system and to bind interface-oriented front-end systems with separate computation-oriented back-end systems. The engine dynamically superimposes a hypermedia representation over a back-end application's knowledge components and processes. The hypermedia engine generates this representation using bridge laws, which capture the internal structure of client systems. Users access the application through its hypermedia representation. We also describe a set of minimal requirements for integrating our hypermedia engine with an information system. We believe these guidelines apply to all integration efforts, not just our own. Information systems will require some supplementary routines for the engine to manage hypermedia functionality for them. The more sophisticated and cooperative the information system, the higher the level of hypermedia support the engine will provide.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2451/14342
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