Enhancing information comprehension through hypertext

  • Michael Bieber
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 1326)


We discuss the process, issues and lessons learned in designing and implementing the World Wide Web (WWW) version of the August 1995 special issue of the Communications of the ACM on hypermedia design. The vast majority of WWW authors rely on the text of the link's anchor to provide 100% of the semantic information about the destination and purpose of the link. Yet, following a link often takes the reader out of the current context. We discuss remedying this by providing semantic link labels and other information about a link's purpose and destination, so that readers can evaluate whether to follow a link without having to select it.


Electronic Version Semantic Label Anchor Text Destination Document Spatial Overview 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Michael Bieber
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  1. 1.Electronic Enterprise Engineering ProgramInstitute of Integrated Systems Research, New Jersey Institute of Technology University HeightsNewarkUSA
  2. 2.Hypermedia Information Systems Research LaboratoryInstitute of Integrated Systems Research, New Jersey Institute of Technology University HeightsNewarkUSA

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