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AHA! meets Auld Linky : Integrating Designed and Freeform Hypertext Systems

Millard, David E., Davis, Hugh C., Weal, Mark J., Aben, Koen and De Bra, Paul, (2003) AHA! meets Auld Linky : Integrating Designed and Freeform Hypertext Systems Carr, L.A and Hardman, L (eds.) At ACM Hypertext '03, United Kingdom. 26 - 30 Aug 2003. , pp. 161-169.

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In this paper we present our efforts to integrate two adaptive hypermedia systems that take very different approaches. The Adaptive Hypermedia Architecture (AHA!) aims to establish a consistently organized, strictly designed form of hypertext while Auld Linky takes an open and potentially sculptural approach, producing more freeform, less deterministic hypertexts. We describe the difficulties in reconciling the two approaches. This leads us to draw a number of conclusions about the benefits and disadvantages of both and the concessions that are required to combine them successfully.

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Published date: 2003
Additional Information: Event Dates: August 26-30, 2003
Venue - Dates: ACM Hypertext '03, United Kingdom, 2003-08-26 - 2003-08-30
Keywords: AHA, Auld Linky, FOHM, Adaptive Hypermedia, Open Hypermedia
Organisations: Web & Internet Science


Local EPrints ID: 258031
ISBN: 1-58113-704-4
PURE UUID: 378ba2a2-3f0c-4b84-be27-2f7b18679a22
ORCID for David E. Millard: ORCID iD
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Date deposited: 12 Aug 2003
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 09:35

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Author: David E. Millard ORCID iD
Author: Hugh C. Davis ORCID iD
Author: Mark J. Weal ORCID iD
Author: Koen Aben
Author: Paul De Bra
Editor: L.A Carr ORCID iD
Editor: L Hardman

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