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Multimedia Hyperlinks Automatically Created for Reference Documents

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000105203D
Original Publication Date: 1993-Jun-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-19
Document File: 1 page(s) / 52K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Eisen, IR: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

This article describes how multimedia hyperlinks could be automatically generated for reference documents. There are millions of documents written before the advent of multimedia that could be greatly enhanced with the addition of hyperlinks. These documents contain footnote and bibliography references to other documents that may be or may become available online It is a very tedious job to both read these documents and track down the references within them.

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Multimedia Hyperlinks Automatically Created for Reference Documents

       This article describes how multimedia hyperlinks could be
automatically generated for reference documents.  There are
millions of documents written before the advent of multimedia
that could be greatly enhanced with the addition of hyperlinks.
These documents contain footnote and bibliography references to
other documents that may be or may become available online It is
a very tedious job to both read these documents and track down
the references within them.

       A hypertext generation program could be written to read a
referenced document and convert as many of its footnotes and
bibliography references to multimedia link markers as possible.
The program would expect the footnote and bibliographical format
used to be input along with the name of the document to be
converted to multimedia hyperlinks.  The program will scan the
document looking for footnote references or bibliographical
references.  When a reference is found, a search will be
commenced with the reference passed on to the multimedia library
system.  If the library system finds the reference, it passes
back the information to the hypertext generation program.  The
program would then save the information that will allow the
reference to be later hyperlinked.  In addition, the conversion
program will save information that allows the reference
(footnote marker, bibliographical description) to be highlighted
so as to indi...