HOME: An Environment for Hypermedia Objects
Erik Duval (Departement Computerwetenschappen, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium)
Henk Olivié (Departement Computerwetenschappen, K.U.Leuven Celestijnenlaan 200 A, Belgium)
Piers O,Hanlon (Audio-Visual Service, University College London, England and Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium)
David G. Jameson (Audio-Visual Service, University College London, England and Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium)
Abstract: 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.
Keywords: HOME, distributed hypermedia, image store, navigation, networked multimedia, query
Categories: H.5.1, I.7.2