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Domain model based hypertext for collaborative authoring

  • Weigang Wang
  • Claude Ghaoui
  • Roy Rada
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Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 1326)

Abstract

Domain information models reflect the common structural and semantic characteristics of information organization in particular domains. This chapter describes the creation of a domain model based hypertext and the experiences gained in using such semantic net based systems. Experiences indicate that the use of semantic nets for representing domain model based hypertext can enhance hypertext organization and can maintain the structural and semantic consistency of the documents created in a collaborative environment. An active management document defined with such a model can facilitate the coordination of an authoring team. The structured hypertext feature of such a system can facilitate the automatic construction of HTML; hence the methods advocated in this paper for structuring and managing collaborative hypertext are directly applicable to the World Wide Web.

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Domain Model Node Type Link Type Software Reuse Plan Document 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Weigang Wang
    • 1
  • Claude Ghaoui
    • 2
  • Roy Rada
    • 3
  1. 1.GMD-IPSIDarmstadtGermany
  2. 2.CMSLiverpool John Moores UniversityLiverpoolUK
  3. 3.EECSWashington State UniversityPullmanUSA

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