Title

Serendipity: a hypertext browsing/editing environment

Date of Publication

1990

Document Type

Master's Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science in Teaching in Computer Science

College

College of Computer Studies

Department/Unit

Computer Science

Thesis Adviser

Benedict Fernandez

Defense Panel Chair

Noppora Luangprasert

Defense Panel Member

Marilou C. Jopillo
Patricia Maria R. Claudio

Abstract/Summary

The essential concepts of an approach to information management called hypertext is presented, using graph and set based models. The design and implementation of a hypertext environment called Serendipity is presented. Serendipity is a hypertext machine that supports a non-linear mode of accessing blocks of text. An editor is provided for the creation of text. A node management facility allows insertion, deletion and repositioning of nodes within a hierarchy. A browser will allow swift navigation from one node to another. Serendipity will also provide an interactive query facility for conducting boolean searches within nodes.

Furthermore, a link management paradigm based on footnotes is also presented. This paradigm provides two benefits: 1. it simplifies the user interface it is intuitive and easy to learn 2. it simplifies the implementation of a hypertext machine, since it eliminates almost completely the reliance on cumbersome indexing facilities that usually form the underlying support for link management, no matter what type of user interface they may employ.

Abstract Format

html

Language

English

Format

Print

Accession Number

TG01733

Shelf Location

Archives, The Learning Commons, 12F Henry Sy Sr. Hall

Physical Description

1 v. (various foliations); 28 cm.

Keywords

Hypertext systems

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