The UNC Graph Server: A Distributed Hypermedia Data Management System
NORTH CAROLINA UNIV AT CHAPEL HILL DEPT OF COMPUTER SCIENCE
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Our project is studying the process by which groups of individuals work together to build large, complex structures of ideas and is building a distributed hypermedia system to support that process. This description focuses on the hypermedia data management system--which we call a graph server--we are developing to support groups of collaborators working on individual workstations within a distributed computing environment. The discussion covers the graph- based data model provided by the server to client hypermedia programs as well as the architecture of the system. A number of research issues are raised and discussed in context including partitioning the hypermedia graph an open, extensible architecture for applications composite objects anchored links and the integrity, consistency, and completeness of the artifact as a whole.
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