State of the Art Review on Hypermedia Issues And Applications

V. Balasubramanian Graduate School of Management, Rutgers University, Newark, New Jersey

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Hypertext systems are emerging as a new class of complex information management systems. These systems allow people to create, annotate, link together, and share information from a variety of media such as text, graphics, audio, video, animation, and programs. Hypertext systems provide a non-sequential and entirely new method of accessing information unlike traditional information systems which are primarily sequential in nature. They provide flexible access to information by incorporating the notions of navigation, annotation, and tailored presentation [Bieber, 1993 Conference]. There are a number of research issues related to the design, development, and application of hypertext systems. This paper is a review of literature related to all these issues.