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Hyper-Document structure: maintaining discourse coherence in non-linear documents

Mancini, Clara and Scott, Donia (2006). Hyper-Document structure: maintaining discourse coherence in non-linear documents. In: International Symposium on Discourse and Document (ISDD'06), 15 -16 June 2006, Caen, France..

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Abstract

The passage from linear text to hypertext poses the challenge of expressing discourse coherence in non-linear text, where linguistic discourse markers no longer work. While hypertext introduces new possibilities for discourse organisation, it also requires the use of new devices which can support the expression of coherence by exploiting the technical characteristics and expressive capabilities of the medium. In this paper we show how in hypertext the notion of abstract document structure encompasses animated graphics as a form of meta-language for discourse construction.

Item Type: Conference Item
Keywords: discourse; hypertext; document structure
Academic Unit/Department: Mathematics, Computing and Technology > Computing & Communications
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Research in Computing (CRC)
Item ID: 5255
Depositing User: Donia Scott
Date Deposited: 11 Aug 2006
Last Modified: 06 Dec 2010 12:24
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/5255
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