Spatial Hypertext and Information Analysis

Frank Shipman


Over the last decade, spatial hypertext has emerged as a vibrant area of research with an emphasis on how people collect, organize, annotate, and interpret information. This tutorial will describe:

Information analysis, as the driving application of early spatial hypertext systems, will be discussed in detail. Example tasks will include collecting information from a variety of sources, evaluating the veracity and significance of information, expressing multiple interrelationships between information chunks, and organizing a presentation of this information for others.

This tutorial is aimed at hypertext researchers and writers who want to know more about spatial hypertext and its use, analysts looking for tools to aid in the collection and organization of information, and designers of systems that include visual/spatial expression.

Participants will receive a copy (CD-ROM) of the Visual Knowledge Builder (VKB), a spatial hypertext system you can use for information analysis and many other tasks.

Presenter biography

Frank Shipman is an Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Center for the Study of Digital Libraries at Texas A&M University. He has been pursuing research in the areas of hypermedia, computer-supported cooperative work, and intelligent user interfaces since 1987. Frank was one of the original authors on the VIKI project and is currently the principal investigator on the Visual Knowledge Builder (VKB) project. He is the author or co-author of numerous important papers in spatial hypertext, one of which received the Engelbart best paper award at Hypertext 99. He manages on-going research projects in the areas of spatial hypertext, information visualization, requirements gathering, and computers and education.

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