JUCS - Journal of Universal Computer Science 1(5): 269-291, doi: 10.3217/jucs-001-05-0269
HOME: An Environment for Hypermedia Objects
expand article infoErik Duval, Henk Olivié§, Piers O Hanlon|, David G. Jameson|
‡ Departement Computerwetenschappen, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium§ Departement Computerwetenschappen, K.U.Leuven Celestijnenlaan 200 A, Heverlee, Belgium| Audio-Visual Service, University College London, England and Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium
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In this paper, we present HOME, a new environment for distributed hypermedia. We mainly concentrate on the server side, and provide access to World-Wide Web clients through a gateway mechanism. Data and metadata are strictly separated in the distributed HOME server. The architecture is based on a layered approach with separate layers for raw data, multimedia characteristics and hypermedia structure. We briefly present some of the implementation aspects and emphasise distinctive characteristics of HOME. We conclude with a comparison with related research and our plans for the future.
HOME, distributed hypermedia, networked multimedia, image store, navigation, query