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Regional information guidance system based on hypermedia concept
Author(s): Hiroshi Matoba; Yoshinori Hara; Yutako Kasahara
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Paper Abstract

A regional information guidance system has been developed on an image workstation. Two main features of this system are hypermedia data structure and friendly visual interface realized by the full-color frame memory system. As the hypermedia data structure manages regional information such as maps, pictures and explanations of points of interest, users can retrieve those information one by one, next to next according to their interest change. For example, users can retrieve explanation of a picture through the link between pictures and text explanations. Users can also traverse from one document to another by using keywords as cross reference indices. The second feature is to utilize a full-color, high resolution and wide space frame memory for visual interface design. This frame memory system enables real-time operation of image data and natural scene representation. The system also provides half tone representing function which enables fade-in/out presentations. This fade-in/out functions used in displaying and erasing menu and image data, makes visual interface soft for human eyes. The system we have developed is a typical example of multimedia applications. We expect the image workstation will play an important role as a platform for multimedia applications.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 August 1990
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 1258, Image Communications and Workstations, (1 August 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.19962
Show Author Affiliations
Hiroshi Matoba, NEC Corp. (Japan)
Yoshinori Hara, NEC Corp. (Japan)
Yutako Kasahara, NEC Corp. (Japan)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1258:
Image Communications and Workstations
Walter Bender; Mitsunaga Saito, Editor(s)

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