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Saturday, February 19, 2005

A Comparison of Hyperstructures

A Comparison of Hyperstructures: Zzstructures, mSpaces, and Polyarchies

McGuffin, M. J. and schraefel, m. c. (2004) A Comparison of Hyperstructures: Zzstructures, mSpaces, and Polyarchies. In Proceedings of ACM Conference on Hypertext and Hypermedia, 2004 (in press), pages pp. 153-162, Santa Cruz, California, USA.

Just found this paper at http://eprints.ecs.soton.ac.uk/9230/. The descriptions of Hyperstructures has enlighten me on a lot of unstructure thought on how to organize & structure bookmarks. The deli.cio.us way to eschew hierarchical structure in favor of associated keyword is a simple and effective approach. However the paper says

"A disadvantage of using this approach alone is that users cannot exploit their spatial memory and learn where things are located, or remember paths of links to find them"

It also helps me to understand what semantic web is all about. Great work.


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