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


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 | Geotechnical engineering | Information systems | Computer software | Information management | Comparative studies | Systems engineering | Soil mechanics

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