Computer

Issue 2 • Feb 1999

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  • The Web can be suitable for learning

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):114 - 115
    Cited by:  Papers (1)
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    The authors discuss the advantages and difficulties of Web-based online distance learning. Web-based ODL can and does work for most learners when designed with high levels of interactivity and when cost and access issues can be adequately addressed. However, Web-based ODL requires a fundamental paradigm shift in how we define concepts like education and the classroom View full abstract»

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  • Lessons learned from building a terabyte digital video library

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):66 - 73
    Cited by:  Papers (67)  |  Patents (3)
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    The Informedia Project at Carnegie Mellon University has created a terabyte digital video library in which automatically derived descriptors for the video are used for indexing, segmenting and accessing the library contents. Begun in 1994, the project presented numerous challenges for library creation and deployment, valuable information covered in this article. The authors, developers of the proj... View full abstract»

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  • Reframing requirements analysis

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):120 - 122
    Cited by:  Papers (1)
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    How can software development be reframed as a goal-seeking dialogue? As an example the author considers requirements analysis and documentation. He presents a depiction of requirements evolution as a dialogue, rather than as a monolithic plane View full abstract»

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  • Using distributed objects to build the Stanford digital library Infobus

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):80 - 87
    Cited by:  Papers (12)  |  Patents (2)
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    For digital libraries to thrive, the providers of information processing services must be able to evolve their systems autonomously. However, as the complexity of their offerings increases, software tools more sophisticated than existing Web facilities are needed. Distributed object technology may be the answer. The availability of high-volume, increasingly sophisticated information is making the ... View full abstract»

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  • Technology choices for the JSTOR online archive

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):60 - 65
    Cited by:  Papers (6)  |  Patents (1)
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    The rapid pace of technological advance forces system developers to evaluate a constant succession of innovations: what new feature or capability should be integrated into a working system. The ever-increasing power of hardware and software promises a perpetual stream of such decisions, as ever more powerful hardware becomes available. Started as a grant program of The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation,... View full abstract»

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  • Digital libraries: technological advances and social impacts

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):45 - 50
    Cited by:  Papers (22)
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    Public awareness of the Net as a critical infrastructure in the 1990s has spurred a new revolution in the technologies for information retrieval in digital libraries. The paper discusses a range of research projects that investigate the development and usage of new information technology for substantial collections View full abstract»

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  • Prototyping networked embedded systems

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):116 - 119
    Cited by:  Papers (6)  |  Patents (3)
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    Sophisticated consumer devices that support multimedia-personal digital assistants, network computers, and mobile communication devices-pose challenges for embedded systems designers. The low-cost, consumer-oriented, fast time-to-market mentality that dominates embedded system design today forces design teams to use hardware-software codesign to cope with growing design complexities. New codesign ... View full abstract»

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  • Managing complexity in a distributed digital library

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):74 - 79
    Cited by:  Papers (8)
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    As the capabilities of distributed digital libraries increase, managing organizational and software complexity becomes a key issue. How can collections and indexes be updated without impacting queries currently in progress? How can the system handle several user interface clients for the same collections? Computer science professors from the University of Waikato have developed a software structur... View full abstract»

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  • The open source acid test

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):128, 125 - 127
    Cited by:  Papers (3)  |  Patents (1)
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    In the late 1970s, AT&T openly licensed the source code for its fledgling Unix operating system to universities and government research labs. This move got Bill Joy and Sun Microsystems started and resulted in several other famous open source product developments such as sendmail and BIND (Berkeley Internet Name Domain). Over the next two decades, Unix took root and became the foundation for s... View full abstract»

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  • Federated search of scientific literature

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):51 - 59
    Cited by:  Papers (13)  |  Patents (2)
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    The Internet of the 21st Century will radically transform how we interact with knowledge. The rise of the World Wide Web and the information infrastructure have rapidly developed the technologies of collections for independent communities. In the future, online information will be dominated by small collections. The information infrastructure must similarly be radically different to support indexi... View full abstract»

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  • Design patterns in object-oriented frameworks

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):24 - 32
    Cited by:  Papers (20)  |  Patents (1)
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    Developing interactive software systems with complex user interfaces has become increasingly common. Given this trend, it is important that new technology be based on flexible architectures that do not require developers to understand all the complexities inherent in a system. Object-oriented frameworks provide an important enabling technology for reusing both the architecture and the functionalit... View full abstract»

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  • What has influenced computing innovation?

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):33 - 43
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    Computing technology is nothing if not fast moving. Generations of products and their underlying electronics are introduced every 18 to 24 months. These developments are driven largely by competition and commercial reward, but many have their roots firmly in research funded by both the government and private sector. New products, processes, and services typically stem from the complex interaction ... View full abstract»

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