Tim Oren

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A central challenge in the design of multimedia databases is integrating information from different media sources while reducing the cognitive load imposed on users by the tasks of learning and operating the interface. In light of results from a prototype multimedia project developed at Apple, we believe that an agent-style interface addresses this(More)
<italic>This paper's purpose is to describe how the hypertext technique can make CD-ROM (and other static storage media) a more comfortable environment for human use. I begin by considering implementation issues for hypertext on CD-ROM and surveying currently available products. I suggest desirable goals for the use of hypertext on the static CD medium, and(More)
SUMMARY The Guides prototype demonstrates the use of narrative metaphor and anthropomorphic agents for browsing a multimedia database of early American history. The Guides are characters drawn from this period, and are explained through the use of video stories. In addition to delivering these stories, they make recommendations of database items to be(More)
The history of hypertext is often traced back to the description of Memex in " As We May Think by Vannevar Bush. Despite its common use in citations, Bush's work is not well understood by the hypertext community. The moderator and James M. Nyce have edited From Memex to Hypertext: Vannevar Bush and the Mind's Machine (1991, Academic Press), collecting all(More)
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