Murray S. Mazer

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This paper describes an innovative approach for groups to create and share commentary about the content of documents accessible via the World Wide Web. In particular, the system described supports the creation, presentation, and control of user-created meta-information, which is displayed with the corresponding documents but stored separately from them. The(More)
We are interested in commitment problems in potentially faulty distributed environments; for such problems, the behaviour of failed processes during recovery is relevant to consistency. In particular, we examine negotiated commitment, which is the problem of ensuring that each participant in a negotiation reaches a consistent local decision on the outcome.(More)
A message management system is an office information system for managing structured messages, integrating the facilities of computer-based message systems and database management systems, and adding to them the capability of "intelligent" handling of messages. This allows the office information system to support messages that can use information about(More)
We discuss a client-side-only approach to providing disconnected access to a heterogeneous set of network file services. Our method contrasts with those used in systems such as Coda. primarily because Coda depends upon changes to both the client software and the server software. Instead. we assume that we cannot make changes to the servers. and we explore(More)
We present the rudiments of a new theory of tasks and task views. The motivating idea is essentially as follows: in an environment in which several organizational agents cooperate to accomplish a common task, each of the agents need only know its own part of the task — this is the agent's task view. The underlying computer system may take(More)