Models for hypertext

Mark F. Frisse, Steve B. Cousins
1992 Journal of the American Society for Information Science  
Features characteristic of hypertext are no longer the providence of specialized hypertext systems. Interfaces exhibiting the "power of linking" can be found in software ranging from document preparation programs to operating systems, providing users with many new ap proaches to individual and group information management. To take advantage of the new opportunities afforded by this migration, it is important to understand hypertext at representation levels beneath the more superficial aspects
more » ... the human-computer interface. Three abstract models for hypertext-representative members of a spectrum of popular formalisms-are presented to provide insight into the meaning and potential of hypertext. Each model represents a different level in the design-decision process necessary for effective hypertext development, and each model plays an important role in development and use of information management software exhibiting hypertext features.
doi:10.1002/(sici)1097-4571(199203)43:2<183::aid-asi11>;2-s fatcat:hnx2j2peffdtxchnhkigimilaa