OTHY: Object To HYpermedia

  • Franck Barbeau
  • José Martinez
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 1626)


In this paper, we present a Web-based universal browser for heterogeneous and non federated databases. Recently appeared hypermedia methods are at the core of this system. However, contrary to these methodologies, our tool directly supports the conception, the navigation, and the presentation phases without requiring any modification of the databases. It is mostly based on the OTHY framework, which is a library of classes to develop different kinds of presentation based on well-established hypertext concepts. The design of our tool and a first implementation resulted in a prototype under the O2 OODBMS. This implementation was convincing. Consequently, a Java development and two querying and relational database retro-engineering modules are on the path to be added to this prototype.


Composite Object Object Database Multimedia Document Relational Database Management System Page Model 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Franck Barbeau
    • 1
  • José Martinez
    • 2
  1. 1.MAIF – Service BureautiqueNiort Cedex 9France
  2. 2.IRESTE – La ChantrerieIRIN – Université de NantesNantes Cedex 3France

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