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Pub. period:1990-2012
Pub. count:58
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Leslie Carr:13
Timothy Miles-Board:7
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Prof Dame Wendy Hall DBE, CBE, FBCS, FIEE, FREng has been Professor of Computer Science at the University of Southampton, UK since 1994. Wendy took a PhD in Mathematics at the University of Southampton in 1977 and an MSc in Computer Science at City University in 1986. She has been awarded honorary Doctorates of Science (DSc) from Oxford Brookes University, University of Glamorgan, University of Pretoria, University of Loughborough and an Honorary Fellowship of Cardiff University. Wendy was a Member of the UK Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 1997-2002, President of the British Computer Society (BCS) 2003-4, and Senior Vice President of the Royal Academy of Engineering 2005-8. In 2008 Wendy is President of the ACM, the first non-North American to hold the post; one of 22 people representing all sciences as a member of the Scientific Council of the European Research Council; an advisor to the Prime Minister of the UK on cross-departmental strategic issues with a medium to longer term approach as a member of the UK Prime Minister's Council for Science and Technology; and since 1997 she has been one of 16 members of the committee responsible for the annual WWW conferences to promote technologies for the world wide web, as a member of IW3C2. While working on all the committees required to achieve these honours, Wendy has always fought for diversity across both gender and nationality - where both women and non-Americans have usually been the underdogs. Wendy has also fought for a balance between the values of both academic researchers and practitioners in both professional bodies for computing and while directing research agendas. Wendy first came to the attention of these bodies because she applied academic computer science research techniques to the real world problems of librarians and information scientists who were trying to curate the records of the past while applying modern technology to make them available to today's users. Wendy was one of the first computer scientists to undertake serious research in multimedia and hypermedia, and she has been at its forefront ever since. The influence of her work has been significant in many areas including digital libraries, the development of the Semantic Web, and the emerging research discipline of Web Science.

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2012
 
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Popov, Igor, schraefel, m.c., Hall, Wendy and Shadbolt, Nigel (2012): mashpoint: browsing the web along structured lines. In: Adjunct Proceedings of the 2012 ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology 2012. pp. 81-82.

Large numbers of Web sites support rich data-centric features to explore and interact with data. In this paper we present mashpoint, a framework that allows distributed data-powered Web applications to linked based on similarities of the entities in their data. By linking applications in this way we allow browsing with selections of data from one application to another application. This sort of browsing allows complex queries and exploration of data to be done by average Web users using multiple applications. We additionally use this concept to surface structured information to users in Web pages. In this paper we present this concept and our initial prototype.

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2011
 
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Hall, Wendy (2011): From hypertext to linked data: the ever evolving web. In: Proceedings of the 22nd ACM Conference on Hypertext and Hypermedia 2011. pp. 3-4.

In this talk, we will reflect on the evolution of the Web. We will do this by analyzing the reasons why it became the first truly ubiquitous hypertext system against all competitors, and then by looking both at the way it has evolved from a network of linked documents to a system that facilitates social networking on a scale previously unimaginable, and at how it will evolve in the future as a network of linked data and beyond. The study of the Web -- its evolution and its impact on society, on business, and on government -- is referred to as Web science. We consider some of the major challenges of Web science and discuss possible Web worlds of the future.

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2008
 
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Longpradit, Panchit, Hall, Wendy, Walters, Robert J., Gilbert, Lester, Gee, Quintin and Wills, Gary B. (2008): An Inquiry-led Personalised Navigation System (IPNS) using multi-dimensional linkbases. In New Review of Hypermedia and Multimedia, 14 (1) pp. 33-55.

The simplicity of the hypertext model behind the World Wide Web is a factor in its success, but this simplicity brings limitations. One of these limitations is embedding links in documents. Open Hypermedia addresses this by instead storing them in separate link databases. Meanwhile, the Adaptive Hypermedia approach seeks to enhance a user's experience by inserting personalised additional content and links on the web page. However, these techniques do not offer the user any control over the adaptation. In this paper, we propose the concept of a multi-dimensional linkbase for adaptive links presentation. Links are created and stored in a single, multi-dimensional, linkbase that provides presentation links based on the user's preferences and profile. We present a web-based system Inquiry-led Personalised Navigation System that implements this multi-dimensional concept for controlling its personalisation of hyperlinks. We give the results of our evaluation, which confirm that user-controlled adaptation is a satisfactory approach to providing users with control over personalisation, and can alleviate the link overload problem.

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Hendler, James A., Shadbolt, Nigel, Hall, Wendy, Berners-Lee, Tim and Weitzner, Daniel J. (2008): Web science: an interdisciplinary approach to understanding the web. In Communications of the ACM, 51 (7) pp. 60-69.

 
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Hall, Wendy (2008): ACM's place in the global picture. In Communications of the ACM, 51 (9) p. 5.

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Sah, Melike and Hall, Wendy (2007): Building and managing personalized semantic portals. In: Proceedings of the 2007 International Conference on the World Wide Web 2007. pp. 1227-1228.

This paper presents a semantic portal, SEMPort, which provides better user support with personalized views, semantic navigation, ontology-based search and three different kinds of semantic hyperlinks. Distributed content editing and provision is supplied for the maintenance of the contents in real-time. As a case study, SEMPort is tested on the Course Modules Web Page (CMWP) of the School of Electronics and Computer Science (ECS).

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ah, Melike, Hall, Wendy, Gibbins, Nicholas M. and Roure, David C. De (2007): Semport: a personalized semantic portal. In: Proceedings of the Eighteenth ACM Conference on Hypertext and Hypermedia 2007. pp. 31-32.

This paper presents an ontology-based semantic portal, SEMPort, which aims to support both content providers and the users of the portal during providing information, browsing and searching. The content is enriched with context-based semantic hyperlinks and personalized views. Distributed content editing/provision is supplied for the maintenance of the contents in real-time. As a case study, SEMPort is tested on the school's Course Modules Web Page (CMWP) and evaluated using this domain.

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Hall, Wendy (2007): Back to the future with hypertext: a tale of two or three conferences. In: Proceedings of the Eighteenth ACM Conference on Hypertext and Hypermedia 2007. pp. 179-180.

I hope the hypertext community will embrace these ideas and not remain isolationist as it has in the past -- so ironic for a community devoted to building systems to make links!

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Bailey, Christopher, Hall, Wendy, Millard, David E. and Weal, Mark J. (2007): Adaptive hypermedia through contextualized open hypermedia structures. In ACM Transactions on Information Systems, 25 (4) p. 16.

contextually-aware open hypermedia (OH) perspective. We believe that a wide range of AH techniques can be supported with a small number of OH structures, which can be combined together to create more complex effects, possibly simplifying the development of new AH systems. In this work we reexamine Brusilovsky's taxonomy of AH techniques from a structural OH perspective. We also show that it is possible to identify and model common structures across the taxonomy of adaptive techniques. An agent-based adaptive hypermedia system called HA3L is presented, which uses these OH structures to provide a straightforward implementation of a variety of adaptive hypermedia techniques. This enables us to reflect on the structural equivalence of many of the techniques, demonstrates the advantages of the OH approach, and can inform the design of future adaptive hypermedia systems.

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Zhou, Jing, Hall, Wendy, Roure, David De and Dialani, Vijay (2007): Supporting ad-hoc resource sharing on the Web: A peer-to-peer approach to hypermedia link services. In ACM Trans. Internet Techn., 7 (2) .

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Wills, Gary, Miles-Board, Timothy, Bailey, Christopher, Carr, Leslie, Gee, Quintin, Hall, Wendy and Grange, Simon (2005): The Dynamic Review Journal: a scholarly archive. In New Review of Hypermedia and Multimedia, 11 (1) pp. 69-89.

A digital archive, together with its users and its contents, does not exist in isolation -- there is a cycle of activity which provides the context for the archive's existence, and which the archive supports through its various roles of information access, discovery, storage, dissemination and preservation. This paper describes an extended digital library environment that we have developed for orthopaedic surgeons which assists in collating and analysing patient data, organizing internal project discussions, and producing articles. By bridging the gap between the undertaking of experimental work (surgical trials) and the dissemination of its results through electronic publication, this work addresses the cycle of activity in which a digital archive rests.

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Maneewatthana, Thanyalak, Wills, Gary B. and Hall, Wendy (2005): Adaptive personal information environment based on the semantic web. In: Proceedings of the Sixteenth ACM Conference on Hypertext 2005. pp. 214-216.

In order to support knowledge workers throughout their task of searching, locating and manipulating information, a system that provides information suitable for a particular user's needs, and that is able to facilitate the sharing and reuse of knowledge is essential. This paper presents Adaptive Personal Information Environment (a-PIE); a service-oriented framework using Open Hypermedia and Semantic Web technologies to provide an adaptive Web-based system. a-PIE models the information structures (data and links), context and behaviour as Fundamental Open Hypermedia Model (FOHM) structures which are manipulated by using the Auld Linky contextual link service. a-PIE provides an information environment that enables users to search an information space based on ontologically defined domain concepts. The users can add and manipulate (delete, comment, etc.) information of interests or part of an information structure in their information space, leaving the original published data or information structures unchanged. The a-PIE environment facilitates the shareability and reusability of knowledge according to users' requirements.

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Wills, Gary B., Gilbert, Lester, Gee, Quintin, Davis, Hugh C., Miles-Board, Timothy, Millard, David E., Carr, Les, Hall, Wendy and Grange, Simon (2005): Towards Grid Services for a Virtual Research Environment. In: ICALT 2005 - Proceedings of the 5th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies 05-08 July, 2005, Kaohsiung, Taiwan. pp. 863-867.

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Carr, Leslie, Miles-Board, Timothy, Wills, Gary, Power, Guillermo, Bailey, Christopher, Hall, Wendy and Grange, Simon (2004): Extending the role of the digital library: computer support for creating articles. In: Proceedings of the Fifteenth ACM Conference on Hypertext 2004. pp. 12-21.

A digital library, together with its users and its contents, does not exist in isolated splendour; nor in hypertext terms is it merely the intertextual relationships between its texts. There is a cycle of activities which provides the context for the library's existence, and which the library supports through its various roles of information access, discovery, storage, dissemination and preservation. This paper describes the role of digital library systems in the undertaking of science, and in particular in the context of the recent developments of the Grid for computer-supported scientific collaboration and Virtual Universities for computer-supported education. This paper focuses on a specific framework, the Dynamic Review Journal, which supports the development and dissemination of documents by assisting authors in collating and analysing experimental results, organising internal project discussions, and producing papers. By bridging the gap between the undertaking of experimental work and the dissemination of its results through electronic publication, this work addresses the cycle of activity in which a digital library rests.

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Woukeu, Arouna, Carr, Leslie and Hall, Wendy (2004): WiCKEd: a tool for writing in the context of knowledge. In: Proceedings of the Fifteenth ACM Conference on Hypertext 2004. pp. 93-94.

This paper introduces WiCKEd, a prototype tool to assist document authoring in a Semantic Web context. The tool builds on Semantic Web technologies and addresses the issues of creating and reusing knowledge-rich documents. WiCKEd allows new content to be created by pulling together relevant and contextual knowledge held in existing background documents, retaining explicit links to these knowledge sources. The consistency and coherence of authored documents are improved because they explicitly assimilate and link to relevant background knowledge instances as well as exposing them for further reuse.

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Zhou, Jing, Hall, Wendy and Roure, David C. De (2004): When open hypermedia meets peer-to-peer computing. In: Proceedings of the Fifteenth ACM Conference on Hypertext 2004. pp. 266-267.

We describe the extension to our previous work on a Web-based peer-to-peer open hypermedia system, the DDLS. We enrich the peer model by introducing query history, and propose the use of the naive estimator which utilises the local knowledge of peers to estimate future information needs they would encounter. Our simulation proves that this statistical technique helps re-organise the DDLS peer network to enhance the performance of resource discovery.

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Miles-Board, Timothy J., Bailey, Christopher P., Hall, Wendy and Carr, Leslie (2004): Building a companion website in the semantic web. In: Proceedings of the 2004 International Conference on the World Wide Web 2004. pp. 365-373.

A problem facing many textbook authors (including one of the authors of this paper) is the inevitable delay between new advances in the subject area and their incorporation in a new (paper) edition of the textbook. This means that some textbooks are quickly considered out of date, particularly in active technological areas such as the Web, even though the ideas presented in the textbook are still valid and important to the community. This paper describes our approach to building a companion website for the textbook Hypermedia and the Web: An Engineering Approach. We use Bloom's taxonomy of educational objectives to critically evaluate a number of authoring and presentation techniques used in existing companion websites, and adapt these techniques to create our own companion website using Semantic Web technologies in order to overcome the identified weaknesses. Finally, we discuss a potential model of future companion websites, in the context of an e-publishing, e-commerce Semantic Web services scenario.

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2003
 
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Miles-Board, Timothy, Lansdale, Janet, Carr, Leslie and Hall, Wendy (2003): Decentering the dancing text: from dance intertext to hypertext. In: Proceedings of the Fourteenth ACM Conference on Hypertext 2003. pp. 108-119.

This paper explains and draws together two projects from different disciplines: dance studies and hypertext writing. Each project sets out to examine the processes and practices of hypertextuality, and to develop new ways of writing using electronic technology and the Internet. The dance studies project seeks to link the critical theory of intertextuality (as a means of dance interpretation) with the theoretical and practical concerns of hypertextuality. It hopes to show a convergence of the two into a working system for analysing dance in a network of people, institutions and information. The Associative Writing Framework (AWF) project seeks to explore how writers could best be supported in representing and exploring hypertextuality in a Web environment, and in producing new hypertexts which integrate or "glue together" existing Web resources (ideas, concepts, data, descriptions, experiences, claims, theories, suggestions, reports, etc.). Following the combining of the two projects we report on some initial evaluation of the AWF system by dance experts, and discuss where the relationship might lead and potential future outcomes of the collaboration.

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Miles-Board, Timothy, Carr, Leslie, Kampa, Simon and Hall, Wendy (2003): Supporting management reporting: a writable web case study. In: Proceedings of the 2003 International Conference on the World Wide Web 2003. pp. 234-243.

The World-Wide Web was originally developed as a shared, writable, hypertext medium, a facility that is still widely needed. We have recently developed a Web-based management reporting system for a legal firm in an attempt to improve the efficiency and management of their overall business process. This paper shares our experiences in relating the firm's specific writing and issue tracking tasks to existing Web, open hypermedia, and Semantic Web research, and describes why we chose to develop a new solution -- a set of open hypermedia components collectively called the Management Reporting System -- rather than employ an existing system.

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2002
 
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Miles-Board, Timothy, Carr, Leslie and Hall, Wendy (2002): Looking for linking: associative links on the Web. In: Hypertext'02 - Proceedings of the Thirteenth ACM Conference on Hypertext and Hypermedia June 11-15, 2002, College Park, Maryland, USA. pp. 76-77.

 
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Power, G., Wills, G. and Hall, Wendy (2002): User Perception of Anthropomorphic Characters with Varying Levels of Interaction. In: Faulkner, Xristine, Finlay, Janet and Détienne, Françoise (eds.) Proceedings of the HCI02 Conference on People and Computers XVI September 18-20, 2002, Pisa, Italy. pp. 37-52.

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Hall, Wendy (2001): Most Linkless. In: Hypertext'01 - Proceedings of the Twelfth ACM Conference on Hypertext and Hypermedia August 14-18, 2001, Aarhus, Denmark. pp. 3-4.

Readers familiar with the works of Douglas Adams will get the joke! This presentation will explore what has happened to hypermedia since the advent of the World Wide Web. In particular we will consider why there is so little use of hypermedia in the Web. Associative linking is at best added value and at worst irrelevant to most Web sites. Search engines are the dominant means of finding information, but everyone is aware of their limitations. This is all set to change as we move into the world of pervasive computing and increasingly access the internet through hand-held devices. Agent technology will become the dominant means of building distributed information management systems. This together with the development of the Semantic Web will enable us to build environments which provide users with highly personalized and adaptive global information spaces to navigate through. The presentation will consider the role of hypermedia in such environments will there be more links or less? The answer is of course 42.

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Hall, Wendy (2001): The semantic web: who needs it?. In: Hypertext'01 - Proceedings of the Twelfth ACM Conference on Hypertext and Hypermedia August 14-18, 2001, Aarhus, Denmark. p. 5.

While the HTML document format dominates most of the information presented on the Web, the vision behind the Web has always been that the information accessible on it should be machine-processable as well as human consumable. While knowledge representation has a long and distinguished history, it has largely concentrated on capturing expertise in specialised domains. Allowing information to be made machine processable in an environment as diverse as the Web requires a number of underlying assumptions to be reassessed. A number of international initiatives are already investigating the path to take towards enabling a machine-processable, knowledge-rich information environment. Among these are the RDF and RDFS working groups in W3C,and the DAML and Ontoknowledge projects. In addition, the MPEG7 community is one of the key projects for investigating the complex issues of combining semantics not only with textual information, but also multimedia. We propose to explore these issues and consider what problems need to be solved to make the Semantic Web a reality.

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El-Beltagy, Samhaa R., Hall, Wendy, Roure, David C. De and Carr, Leslie (2001): Linking in context. In: Hypertext'01 - Proceedings of the Twelfth ACM Conference on Hypertext and Hypermedia August 14-18, 2001, Aarhus, Denmark. pp. 151-160.

This paper explores the idea of dynamically adding multi-destination links to Web pages, based on the context of the pages and users, as a way of assisting Web users in their information finding and navigation activities. The work does not make any preconceived assumptions about the information needs of its users. Instead it presents a method for generating links by adapting to the information needs of a community of users and for utilizing these in assisting users within this community based on their individual needs. The implementation of this work is carried out within a multi-agent framework where concepts from open hypermedia are extended and exploited. In this paper, the entities involved in the process of generating and using `context links' as well as the techniques they employ to achieve their tasks, are described. The result of an experiment carried out to investigate the implications of linking in context on information finding, is also provided.

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Miles-Board, Timothy, Kampa, Simon, Carr, Leslie and Hall, Wendy (2001): Hypertext in the semantic web. In: Hypertext'01 - Proceedings of the Twelfth ACM Conference on Hypertext and Hypermedia August 14-18, 2001, Aarhus, Denmark. p. 237.

The Semantic Web extends the current state of the Web with well-defined meaning. We advocate the use of ontological hypertext as an application of the Semantic Web to provide a principled and structured approach to navigating the resources on the Web. This paper demonstrates how we have applied this concept to two real-world scenarios.

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Kim, Sanghee, Hall, Wendy and Keane, Andy J. (2001): Using Document Structures for Personal Ontologies and User Modeling. In: Bauer, Mathias, Gmytrasiewicz, Piotr J. and Vassileva, Julita (eds.) User Modeling 2001 - 8th International Conference - UM 2001 July 13-17, 2001, Sonthofen, Germany. pp. 240-242.

 
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Carr, Leslie, Hall, Wendy, Bechhofer, Sean and Goble, Carole (2001): Conceptual linking: ontology-based open hypermedia. In: Proceedings of the 2001 International Conference on the World Wide Web 2001. pp. 334-342.

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Mendes, Emilia and Hall, Wendy (2000): Towards the Prediction of Development Effort for Web Applications. In: Hypertext 00 - Proceedings of the Eleventh ACM Conference on Hypertext and Hypermedia May 30 - June 03, 2000, San Antonio, Texas, USA. pp. 242-243.

 
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Hall, Wendy (2000): The Button Strikes Back. In New Review of Hypermedia and Multimedia, 6 pp. 5-17.

This paper explores what has happened to hypermedia since the advent of the World Wide Web. We currently live in a world where access to the internet is dominated by Web browsers and search engines. The concept of hypermedia linking is at best added value and at worst almost irrelevant to most Web sites. But everyone who uses the Web is aware of the concept implicitly and accepts with ease the idea of clicking on a button to follow a link to another page. Search engines are the dominant means of finding information, but everyone is aware of their limitations. This is all set to change as we move into a world of pervasive computing and start to access the internet through small, hand-held devices. Agent technology will become the dominant means of building distributed information management systems. The paper argues that hypermedia technology will become more important in this world, although most users will be unaware of what software technology they are using as they navigate through global information spaces via highly personalised and adaptive environments.

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Hitchcock, Steve, Carr, Leslie, Jiao, Zhuoan, Bergmark, Donna, Hall, Wendy, Lagoze, Carl and Harnad, Stevan (2000): Developing Services for Open Eprint Archives: Globalisation, Integration and the Impact of Links. In: DL00: Proceedings of the 5th ACM International Conference on Digital Libraries 2000. pp. 143-151.

The rapid growth of scholarly information resources available in electronic form and their organisation by digital libraries is proving fertile ground for the development of sophisticated new services, of which citation linking will be one indispensable example. Many new projects, partnerships and commercial agreements have been announced to build citation linking applications. This paper describes the Open Citation (OpCit) project, which will focus on linking papers held in freely accessible eprint archives such as the Los Alamos physics archives and other distributed archives, and which will build on the work of the Open Archives initiative to make the data held in such archives available to compliant services. The paper emphasises the work of the project in the context of emerging digital library information environments, explores how a range of new linking tools might be combined and identifies ways in which different linking applications might converge. Some early results of linked pages from the OpCit project are reported.

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Tansley, Robert, Bird, Colin, Hall, Wendy, Lewis, Paul H. and Weal, Mark J. (2000): Automating the linking of content and concept. In: ACM Multimedia 2000 2000. pp. 445-447.

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Lowe, David B., Larsen, Deena, Berstein, Mark, Hall, Wendy, Paolini, Paolo, Marshall, Catherine C., Tosca, Susana Pajares and Clark, Lawrence J. (1999): Writers and Designers: Crossing the Chasm. In: Hypertext 99 - Proceedings of the Tenth ACM Conference on Hypertext and Hypermedia February 21-25, 1999, Darmstadt, Germany. pp. 197-198.

 
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Bra, Paul De, Brusilovsky, Peter, Eklund, John, Hall, Wendy and Kobsa, Alfred (1999): Adaptive Hypermedia: Purpose, Methods, and Techniques. In: Hypertext 99 - Proceedings of the Tenth ACM Conference on Hypertext and Hypermedia February 21-25, 1999, Darmstadt, Germany. pp. 199-200.

 
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Heath, Ian, Hall, Wendy, Crowder, Richard and Wills, Gary (1999): The Application of a Hypermedia Research System in Industry. In: Hypertext 99 - Proceedings of the Tenth ACM Conference on Hypertext and Hypermedia February 21-25, 1999, Darmstadt, Germany. pp. 203-204.

 
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Mendes, M., Hall, Wendy and Harrison, R. (1999): Applying measurement principles to improve hypertext authoring. In New Review of Hypermedia and Multimedia, 5 pp. 105-132.

Employing scientific investigation is essential to understanding hypermedia processes and products, making hypermedia authoring a science rather than an art. This paper describes a case study aimed at validating empirically metrics proposed to measure the development effort involved in authoring a hypermedia application. The case study is one of the empirical evaluations that we have conducted and it has been planned according to a scientific method of research. Our objective is to improve hypermedia authoring by measuring some quality characteristics of hypermedia applications and the processes involved in developing hypermedia applications. The metrics proposed here adhere to the representational theory of measurement and all the measurement activities have been developed according to Fenton and Pfleeger's Conceptual Framework for Software Measurement and the guidelines from the DESMET project. The theoretical validation of the metrics proposed is also described. Results have shown that several of our metrics have been confirmed as possible measures of development effort.

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Hall, Wendy, Aigrain, Philippe, Bulterman, Dick C. A., Rowe, Lawrence A. and Smith, Brian Christopher (1999): Multimedia research: the grand challenges for the next decade (panel session). In: ACM Multimedia 1999 1999. pp. 187-188.

 
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Khoja, Shakeel A. and Hall, Wendy (1999): tvDBMS: a video database management system incorporating a thematic indexing model. In: ACM Multimedia 1999 1999. p. 193.

 
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Roure, David De, El-Beltagy, Samhaa R., Blackburn, Steven and Hall, Wendy (1999): A multiagent system for content based navigation of music. In: ACM Multimedia 1999 1999. pp. 63-66.

 
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Tansley, Robert, Dobie, Mark R., Lewis, Paul H. and Hall, Wendy (1999): MAVIS 2: an architecture for content and concept based multimedia information exploration. In: ACM Multimedia 1999 1999. p. 203.

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Carr, Leslie, Hall, Wendy and Hitchcock, S. (1998): Link Services or Link Agents?. In: Hypertext 98 - Proceedings of the Ninth ACM Conference on Hypertext and Hypermedia June 20-24, 1998, Pittsburgh, PA, USA. pp. 113-122.

A general link service for the WWW has been used within an Electronic Libraries' project. Experience using it shows that as the links become increasingly interesting to the user, processing them becomes increasingly expensive. Eventually textual analysis, ontological services and remote database lookups conflict with the goal of prompt delivery of documents. This paper summarizes the history of the Link Service software behind the Open Journal project together with the kind of links that it has been used to produce. Building on this work it then discusses how the paradigm, architecture and user interface of the DLS have been newly modified both in response to user feedback and also to allow more linking facilities to be added to the WWW environment. We then introduce AgentDLS, an agent-style system that offers suggestions to help the user's browsing and information discovery activities.

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Marinheiro, Rui Neto and Hall, Wendy (1998): Expanding a Hypertext Information Retrieval System to Incorporate Multimedia Information. In: HICSS 1998 1998. pp. 286-295.

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Goose, Stuart, Dale, Jonathan, Hall, Wendy and Roure, David C. De (1997): Microcosm TNG: A Distributed Architecture to Support Reflexive Hypermedia Applications. In: Bernstein, Mark, Carr, Leslie and Osterbye, Kasper (eds.) Hypertext 97 - Proceedings of the Eighth ACM Conference on Hypertext April 06-11, 1997, Southampton, UK. pp. 226-227.

Microcosm: The Next Generation (TNG) is an open, distributed hypermedia system with a design that represents a significant departure from the Microcosm architecture [2]. This system embodies an alternative model to facilitate the dynamic construction of hierarchies of distributed hypermedia applications. This paper will present the "reflexive model" and provide an appreciation of the Microcosm TNG framework through which this model is realised.

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1996
 
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Lewis, Paul H., Davis, H. C., Griffiths, Steve R., Hall, Wendy and Wilkins, Rob (1996): Media-Based Navigation with Generic Links. In: Hypertext 96 - Proceedings of the Seventh ACM Conference on Hypertext March 16-20, 1996, Washington, DC. pp. 215-223.

Microcosm is an open architecture hypermedia system in which documents remain in their native format and link information is held in separate link databases. This has facilitated the introduction of generic links which, once authored from a text string to a destination anchor, may be followed from any occurrence of the text string in any document. The generic link provides substantial reductions in authoring effort for large hypermedia systems, but the limitation of the generic link to text string source anchors needed to be addressed. This paper describes extensions to the Microcosm architecture to create MAVIS, Microcosm Architecture for Video, Image and Sound, in which generic links may be used from both text and non-text media. This development makes it possible to navigate through non-text media using content as the key and, through the facilities of the dynamic link, content based retrieval is also available. Examples of content based navigation with image, video and sound are presented.

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1995
 
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Goose, Stuart and Hall, Wendy (1995): The development of a sound viewer for an open hypermedia system. In New Review of Hypermedia and Multimedia, 1 pp. 213-231.

While rich support for a wide variety of media such as text, video and image is common among contemporary hypermedia systems, so too is the inadequate support for audio. The primary reason that audio has not attracted as much attention as other media can be attributed to its obvious lack of visual identity. The main focus of this work was to identify a generic and meaningful visual representation of audio within a hypermedia context, and significantly promote hypermedia support for audio through the provision of a sound viewer. This paper describes the inherent difficulties in providing a consistent interface to audio, and discuss in some depth the issues raised during the development process. The sound viewer is then introduced and the associated concepts described. The creation and traversal of links to and from audio are facilitated by the sound viewer across formats including WAV (proprietary digital sound file format from Microsoft), CD (Compact Disc) Audio and MIDI (Musical Instrument Digital Interface). The resultant viewer provides a unified and extensible framework for interacting with audio from within an open hypermedia environment. The open hypermedia system Microcosm was used as the development platform for this work. Microcosm can be augmented to supply a hypermedia link service to additional media with minimal overhead.

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Woolf, Beverly Park and Hall, Wendy (1995): Multimedia Pedagogues: Interactive Systems for teaching and Learning. In IEEE Computer, 28 (5) pp. 74-80.

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Hill, Gary and Hall, Wendy (1994): Extending the Microcosm Model to a Distributed Environment. In: Proceedings of ECHT 94 the ACM European Conference on Hypermedia Technology Sept 18-23, 1994, Edinburgh, UK. pp. 32-40.

In recent years, there has been significant growth in the use of computer networks to support electronic delivery of information. As the volume of available information has grown, a need for powerful tools that can manage access has arisen. It has been suggested that hypertext techniques can provide such a facility. The Microcosm system is a hypertext link service developed at the University of Southampton. The system is based upon a modular architecture which allows the functionality of the system to be easily and dynamically extended. This paper describes the development of a distributed version of Microcosm based upon this modular design. The distributed system described utilises the fine granularity of the Microcosm model to support a wide range of possible configurations. The system also extends the document management facilities of Microcosm to allow information stored by other information services to be incorporated. The result is a system that can apply Microcosm's open linking services to a wide range of networked information.

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Davis, H. C., Knight, Simon and Hall, Wendy (1994): Light Hypermedia Link Services: A Study of Third Party Application Integration. In: Proceedings of ECHT 94 the ACM European Conference on Hypermedia Technology Sept 18-23, 1994, Edinburgh, UK. pp. 41-50.

Recently there has been a tendency for the research community to move away from closed hypermedia systems, towards open hypermedia link services which allow third parties to produce applications so that they are hypertext-enabled. This paper explores the frontiers of this trend by examining the minimum responsibility of an application to co-operate with the underlying link service, and, in the limiting case where the application has not been enabled in any way, it explores the properties and qualities of hypermedia systems that can be produced. A tool, the Universal Viewer, which allows the Microcosm Hypermedia System to co-operate with applications which have not been enabled is introduced and a case study is presented which demonstrates the functionality that may be achieved using entirely third party applications, most of which have not been enabled.

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Davis, Hugh, Hall, Wendy, Pickering, Adrian and Wilkins, Rob (1993): Microcosm: An Open Hypermedia System. In: Ashlund, Stacey, Mullet, Kevin, Henderson, Austin, Hollnagel, Erik and White, Ted (eds.) Proceedings of the ACM CHI 93 Human Factors in Computing Systems Conference April 24-29, 1993, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. p. 526.

Microcosm is an open hypermedia system within which it is possible to make and follow links from one multimedia document to another. The open nature of the system gives rise to a number of difficult user interface issues which are demonstrated in the video.

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Hall, Wendy, Davis, Hugh, Pickering, Adrian and Hutchings, Gerard (1993): The Microcosm Link Service: An Integrating Technology. In: Stotts, P. David and Furuta, Richard (eds.) Proceedings of ACM Hypertext 93 Conference November 14-18, 1993, Seattle, Washington. pp. 231-232.

 
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Hall, Wendy, Hill, Gary and Davis, Hugh (1993): The Microcosm Link Service. In: Stotts, P. David and Furuta, Richard (eds.) Proceedings of ACM Hypertext 93 Conference November 14-18, 1993, Seattle, Washington. pp. 256-259.

 
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Hutchings, G. A., Hall, Wendy and Colbourn, C. J. (1993): Patterns of Students' Interactions with a Hypermedia System. In Interacting with Computers, 5 (3) pp. 295-313.

A hypermedia system was introduced into an undergraduate biology curriculum in order to investigate the patterns of students' interaction with, and attitudes to such a system, both to develop the interface of the system itself, and to provide objective means of describing its usage in a real learning situation. This was seen as a prerequisite to any evaluation of actual learning outcomes. The paper describes the development process which involved not only the evolution of the system itself, but the construction and implementation of assessment tools. The use of these tools enabled the authors to draw a number of conclusions about the patterns of interaction that students demonstrated when given various learning tasks to carry out. Interactions were seen to be driven primarily by the task, rather than by any individual preferences on the part of the users. It is suggested that this may have important implications for the knowledge that users gain from hypermedia systems.

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Hill, Gary, Wilkins, Rob and Hall, Wendy (1993): Open and Reconfigurable Hypermedia Systems: A Filter-Based Model. In Hypermedia, 5 (2) pp. 103-118.

The need for open hypermedia systems has been well-argued by various authors. In this paper we discuss the Microcosm model for open hypermedia and show how filters have been used to extend this model both for greater efficiency and to make it totally reconfigurable. This enables users to tailor the functionality of the system to meet their own requirements, for example to select different sets of links, or to add navigation tools. The implementation of a management system for filters is described, and examples of how it has been used to extend the functionality of the model are presented, in particular the use of filters to design and implement a set of navigation tools for Microcosm. This latter case study demonstrates the power and flexibility of the filter-based model since all navigation tools for the system can be implemented as filters. The filter technology is discussed in the context of Microcosm but can be generalised to other hypermedia systems.

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Hutchings, G. A., Hall, Wendy and Colbourn, C. J. (1993): A Model of Learning with Hypermedia Systems. In: Proceedings of the Fifth International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction 1993. pp. 494-499.

It is frequently suggested that hypertext and hypermedia may have a significant effect on the learning process [1-5]. However, before we can build the most effective hypermedia systems to support learning at different levels, we must first understand in detail how hypermedia systems may be used. Various studies have shown that simply letting learners wander freely within a complex, highly interwoven network of information nodes is not sufficient for quality learning to occur [6,7]. Instead, learners need to be guided, given prompts, clues and suggestions as to which parts of the information network are appropriate to their needs. At the same time however, learners must be able to branch out from these guidelines and to determine their own needs. A variety of tools and devices have been developed which are intended to help users to accomplish this sort of discovery learning without becoming lost or disoriented in the forest of information [8-12]. It is not clear however, how these facilities will be used by learners in their quest for knowledge, or even whether they will be used at all. If they are used, do they serve the designers intended purpose of reducing the 'lost in hyperspace' effect? We present here three studies looking in turn at the effects of task, interface design, and individual learning style on the behaviour of users interacting with an educational hypermedia application on cell biology. These findings are used to converge on a possible model of hypermedia interaction which can provide a significant analytical base for looking at other hypermedia systems.

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Davis, Hugh, Hall, Wendy, Heath, Ian, Hill, Gary and Wilkins, Rob (1992): Towards an Integrated Information Environment with Open Hypermedia Systems. In: Lucarella, D., Nanard, Jocelyne, Nanard, Marc and Paolini, P. (eds.) Proceedings of ECHT 92 the Fourth ACM Conference on Hypertext November 30 - December 04, 1992, Milano, Italy. pp. 181-190.

This paper examines open hypermedia systems, and presents the case that such systems provide a step forward for dealing with large, dynamic data sets in distributed, heterogeneous environments by allowing users to access and integrate information and processes in richer and more diverse ways than has previously been possible. In particular, the enhanced Microcosm model for open hypermedia is examined, and the ways in which it provides such an environment are discussed. The paper continues by investigating the advantages and the shortcomings of this model and identifies the areas in which further work must be completed before such systems can become widely adopted, such as the granularity of source and destination anchors, editing and version control. Some attempts to provide solutions to these problems are presented and discussed.

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Trigg, Randall H., Clark, W. Ward, Hall, Wendy, Meyrowitz, Norman and Pearl, Amy (1992): Open Hypermedia Architectures and Linking Protocols. In: Lucarella, D., Nanard, Jocelyne, Nanard, Marc and Paolini, P. (eds.) Proceedings of ECHT 92 the Fourth ACM Conference on Hypertext November 30 - December 04, 1992, Milano, Italy. p. 284.

Most computer users today work with heterogeneous environments that include software from many vendors, multiple platforms needing to communicate, and information bases on remote machines. Their needs are often not for increased functionality in any particular application, but integration among existing applications. In the last few years, this need has been addressed through proposals for open hypertext architectures and linking protocols. In principle, these allow linking across diverse applications and even across platforms. Rather than a monolithic hypermedia system presenting its own editors for various media, the user sees a framework into which existing editors can be "plugged" and a linking protocol with which to interconnect them. Though the framework is usually a separate program, the hope is that support for such open linking will one day migrate into the operating system. Indeed, protocols from Apple and Microsoft are steps in this direction. Though the participants on this panel bring their own perspectives and backgrounds to the problem area, all share a belief that the future of hypermedia is not with systems that "own the world", but with those that attempt to "connect the world". Furthermore, the panelists and the projects they represent have developed significant open hypermedia architectures and linking protocols and can draw on experience with real users.

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Hutchings, G. A., Carr, Leslie and Hall, Wendy (1992): StackMaker: An Environment for Creating Hypermedia Learning Material. In Hypermedia, 4 (3) pp. 197-211.

Hypermedia has for some time now been proposed as an adjunct to printed material within the educational process. However, creating a highly interconnected hypermedia network is complex and time consuming, with overviews of the content and structure of the information seemingly essential in order to avoid the disorientation and cognitive overload problems often described. This paper describes an environment designed to remove much of the burden of creating such support facilities, allowing the teacher to concentrate on the content and structure of the information presented.

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Hall, Wendy and Simmons, D. (1992): An Open Model for Hypermedia and Its Application to Geographical Information Systems. In Comput. Graph. Forum, 11 (3) pp. 1-7.

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Fountain, Andrew M., Hall, Wendy, Heath, Ian and Davis, H. C. (1990): MICROCOSM: An Open Model for Hypermedia with Dynamic Linking. In: Rizk, Antoine, Streitz, Norbert A. and Andre, Jacques (eds.) ECHT 90 - European Conference on Hypertext November 27-30, 1990, Versailles, France. pp. 298-311.

There are currently a number of commercially available hypertext and hypermedia systems, of varying levels of sophistication and usability, but there are still many problems to be resolved in the design of such systems. In this paper, we itemise some of the major problems that we have identified as possibly causing a barrier to the growth and development of hypermedia applications outside the research community. A model of an open hypermedia architecture with dynamic linking features is proposed that moves some way to resolving these problems, and the first implementation of the system, Microcosm, is presented and discussed.

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