Hypermedia and its Application to Geotechnical Databases

by Victor N. Kaliakin, Univ of Delaware, Newark, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Geotechnical Engineering Congress—1991

Abstract: The concept of hypermedia has the potential for greatly enhancing existing database management software. In the present paper the concept of hypermedia is briefly described, the nature of hypermedia-based development programs is discussed, and a comparison to standard spreadsheet and database management software is made. To supplement the aforementioned discussion and comparison, a sample hypermedia-based information retrieval system is presented. Finally, the future potential of hypermedia-based programs as practical tools for the dissemination of information is examined.

Subject Headings: Databases | Information systems | Comparative studies | Geotechnical engineering | Spreadsheets | Information management

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