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ACM Transactions on Information Systems (TOIS), Volume 4 Issue 4, Oct. 1986

A model for naming, addressing and routing
Bernard M. Hauzeur
Pages: 293-311
DOI: 10.1145/9760.9761
Naming and addressing are areas in which there is still a need for clarification. Many definitions for names, addresses, and routes have been proposed, but the exact relations among these concepts are obscure. A taxonomy of names, addresses, and...

SEAVE: a mechanism for verifying user presuppositions in query systems
Amihai Motro
Pages: 312-330
DOI: 10.1145/9760.9762
Every information system incorporates a database component, and a frequent activity of users of information systems is to present it with queries. These queries reflect the presuppositions of their authors about the system and the information it...

Understanding the office: A social-analytic perspective
R. A. Hirschheim
Pages: 331-344
DOI: 10.1145/9760.9763
In order to apply office automation in a meaningful fashion, it is apparent that some understanding of the office is necessary. Most descriptive studies of the office have placed great emphasis on manifest office actions, suggesting that offices...

Multimedia document presentation, information extraction, and document formation in MINOS: a model and a system
S. Christodoulakis, M. Theodoridou, F. Ho, M. Papa, A. Pathria
Pages: 345-383
DOI: 10.1145/9760.9764
MINOS is an object-oriented multimedia information system that provides integrated facilities for creating and managing complex multimedia objects. In this paper the model for multimedia documents supported by MINOS and its implementation is...