Multimedia Information Presentation System


MIPS - 6542

Keywords multimedia user interfaces, tourist information systems


Start Date: 27-MAY-92 / Duration: 36 months

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Objectives

The MIPS project aims to help users tackle information overload when accessing multimedia databases. It will specify and implement a toolset based on the ISO 8879 Standard Generalised Markup Language (SGML). This toolset consists of two main modules:

Both modules will utilise SGML data and link models in conjunction with a hypertext presentation mechanism and knowledge-bases to perform the required interactions. Interactions with the information sources will, whenever possible, use international standards such as SQL and SFQL to implement transport mechanisms.

The viability of the project will be illustrated by the application of the toolbox to a demonstrator of an intelligent tourist adviser incorporating data from a variety of different information sources in a range of different formats.

The results of the project will be clearly exploitable at a number of levels, including the components of the toolbox and the demonstrator itself. The participation of representatives from other potential application areas in the project will ensure that the toolbox will be developed in such a way that it can be applied to other potential multimedia areas (such as publishing, education and training).


CONTACT POINT

Ms Lynda Burrill
Longman Cartermill Ltd
Technology Centre
UK - ST ANDREWS KY16 9EA
tel: + 44/ 334-77660
fax: + 44/ 334-77180

Participants

LONGMAN CARTERMILL LTD - UK - C
SISTEMAS Y TRATAMIENTO DE INFORM. - E - P
DANSK TEKNOLOGISK INSTITUT - DK - P
SEMA GROUP BELGIUM SA - B - P
RUTHERFORD APPLETON LABORATORY - UK - P
EPSILON SOFTWARE - GR - A
HERIOT-WATT UNIVERSITY - UK - A
TRINITY COLLEGE DUBLIN - IRL - A


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MIPS - 6542, December 1993


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