A Framework for Cross-Media Information Management

B. Signer and M.C. Norrie (Switzerland)


Cross-media information management, multimedia integration, hypermedia model, link server


We present an information server architecture, called iServer, that enables cross-media linking based on an object-oriented hypermedia model. The iServer mixed media platform can easily be extended to support new types of digital or physical multimedia resources. It provides core functionality for link and user management whereas link authoring is handled by plug-ins for specific resource types. Different forms of collaborative cross-media link authoring and link sharing are supported by a distributed iServer implementation based on peer-to-peer technolo gies.

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