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Discussions at the Data Border : From Generalised Hypertext to Structural Computing

Discussions at the Data Border : From Generalised Hypertext to Structural Computing
Discussions at the Data Border : From Generalised Hypertext to Structural Computing
Structural Computing grew from the trend in hypertext research towards generalised systems, it asserts the primacy of structure over data. As a philosophy it has been compared to Structuralism in anthropology and linguistics and has given birth to a new trend in systems design known as Multiple Open Services (MOS). The Fundamental Open Hypermedia Model (FOHM) is an alternative approach to Generalised Hypertext that views the various Hypertext domains as continuous rather than discrete. Its relationships to Structural Computing, Structuralism and MOS have never been fully explored. This paper examines these relationships. We explore how FOHM might be implemented in MOS environments and describe the Data Border, the point where Structure meets Data. We then use this to explore how FOHM and Generalised Hypermedia are related to Structuralism and Structural Computing.
Structural Computing, Generalised Hypertext, Multiple Open Services, FOHM
95-114
Millard, David
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Millard, David
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Millard, David (2003) Discussions at the Data Border : From Generalised Hypertext to Structural Computing. JNCA Special Issue on Structural Computing, 26, 95-114.

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Abstract

Structural Computing grew from the trend in hypertext research towards generalised systems, it asserts the primacy of structure over data. As a philosophy it has been compared to Structuralism in anthropology and linguistics and has given birth to a new trend in systems design known as Multiple Open Services (MOS). The Fundamental Open Hypermedia Model (FOHM) is an alternative approach to Generalised Hypertext that views the various Hypertext domains as continuous rather than discrete. Its relationships to Structural Computing, Structuralism and MOS have never been fully explored. This paper examines these relationships. We explore how FOHM might be implemented in MOS environments and describe the Data Border, the point where Structure meets Data. We then use this to explore how FOHM and Generalised Hypermedia are related to Structuralism and Structural Computing.

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Published date: 2003
Keywords: Structural Computing, Generalised Hypertext, Multiple Open Services, FOHM
Organisations: Web & Internet Science

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Local EPrints ID: 257417
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/257417
PURE UUID: 7ae44e21-5a2d-4f04-9d10-9afc6d50b944
ORCID for David Millard: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-7512-2710

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Date deposited: 06 May 2003
Last modified: 06 Jun 2018 12:56

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