Structured hypermedia authoring: A simple tool for the design and implementation of structured hypermedia databases

  • Koen Hendrikx
  • Jan Elen
  • Henk Olivié
Multimedia and Hypermedia in CAL
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 1108)


In this paper a new hypermedia model is presented that avoids a number of traditional problems of hypermedia authoring, and facilitates the maintenance of links and the re-use of information resources. The model was inspired by problems we experienced while implementing a hypermedia self study course on computer science [Olivié 1993].

It allows pre-structuring of hypertext, which is especially important for educational hypertext, and it allows the inclusion of semantic information which makes querying possible.

We also describe a hypermedia authoring system that was developed with this model in mind. It can manage and export hypertext information webs for the World-Wide Web or other hypermedia systems.

Examples are given of how we have used the model and the authoring system to implement a hypermedia course.


Modelling Principle Traditional Problem Flexible Learning Linear List Computer Science Module 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Koen Hendrikx
    • 1
  • Jan Elen
    • 2
  • Henk Olivié
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Computer ScienceKatholieke Universiteit LeuvenHeverlee
  2. 2.University Education ServiceKatholieke Universiteit LeuvenLeuven

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