An Object-Oriented Hypermedia System Based on the Dexter Reference Model and the MHEG Standard

Byung-Kwon PARK  Woong-Kee LOH  Jeong-Joon LEE  Chong-Mok PARK  Kyu-Young WHANG  

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Information and Systems   Vol.E79-D   No.6   pp.687-694
Publication Date: 1996/06/25
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Print ISSN: 0916-8532
Type of Manuscript: Special Section PAPER (Special Issue on Multimedia Computing and Communications)
hypermedia systems,  object-oriented model,  Dexter hypertext reference model,  MHEG standard,  multimedia mail,  

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In this paper, we describe the design and implementation of a hypermedia system that has the following characteristics. First, being designed according to the Dexter hypertext reference model, it has a layered architecture and thus maintains commonality with other hypermedia systems based on the Dextermodel. Second, being designed based on the MHEG standard, it has data structures that are inherently suitable for data interchange and synchronization. Third, adopting the MIME protocol, it provides multimedia mail services. Finally, being built on top of an object-oriented DBMS, it makes it easy to represent Dexter and MHEG models and also provides efficient storage and search capabilities. The contribution of this paper is combining these characteristics to build an integrated hypermedia system reflecting reference architectures and international standard efforts.