Hypertextual and Hypermedial Technical Documentation


HYTECH - 5633

Keywords multimedia document handling, technical documentation production systems


Start Date: 01-OCT-90 / Duration: 14 months

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Objectives

The objective of the action is to assess the feasibility of the hypermedia technology and to devise needed extensions to it in order to support applications dealing with technical documentation management.

The central action of this study is to analyse the requirements of real-life hypermedia technical documentation management applications (eg creation, maintenance, update, and delivery to end-users). The adequacy of currently available technology (such as optical storage) and industry standard hardware/software platforms (for example, multimedia/hypermedia WYSIWYG editors) will be evaluated against those requirements by sample demonstrations. the evaluation activity will identify needed extensions in terms of functionalities, performance, integration. The feasibility of those extensions in terms of functionalities, performance and integration. The feasibility of those extensions will also be evaluated.

In particular, the following aspects will be studied:

Results will include demonstrations of feasibility of the use of hypermedia technical documentation for all aspects above mentioned and suggestion of guidelines for further extensions of software platforms in order to overcome the limitations of currently available technology/tools as well as to identify a better blend of all the needed technologies into one robust and dependable support.


CONTACT POINT

Mr Lorenzo Martino
DATAMONT FERUZZI GROUP SPA
V. le Restelli 1/A
I - 20124 MILANO
tel: + 39/ 2-69866508
fax: + 39/ 2-62704069
telex: 310679 MONTED I

Participants

DATAMONT FERUZZI GROUP SPA - I - C
ETNOTEAM SPA - I - P
MAGNETI MARELLI SPA - I - P
WESTFÄLISCHE WILHELMS-
UNIVERSITÄT MÜNSTER - D - P
INESC - P - P
IFATEC - F - P


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HYTECH - 5633, December 1993


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