ERIC Number: ED388267
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994
MUSLI: A MUlti-Sensory Language Interface.
Lennon, J.; Maurer, H.
While the expansion of worldwide hypermedia systems has opened new gateways in the information industry, the result has been material being archived faster than it can be read. Users need to be able to scan information quickly and have more control in information seeking and retrieval. A new area of research is in the development of multimedia tools that answer these needs. One of the aims in the development of MUSLI (MUlti Sensory Language Interface) is to integrate dynamic abstract symbolism into hypermedia technology (linked multimedia documents embedded in a network), allowing for more efficient information retrieval and communication. In a MUSLI movie, users can stop and display additional information as they need and skim condensed versions of a document, searching for relevant sections before breaking down the symbols to display pertinent information. MUSLI documents incorporate material processes ("doing"), mental processes ("sensing"), and relational processes ("being"); these processes are brought together with dynamic symbols. The proposed system will be flexible enough to blend traditional forms of documentation into modern multimedia information retrieval systems while gradually becoming enriched with its own symbolic language. (Contains 22 references.) (AEF)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Note: In: Educational Multimedia and Hypermedia, 1994. Proceedings of ED-MEDIA 94--World Conference on Educational Multimedia and Hypermedia (Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, June 25-30, 1994); see IR 017 359.