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ACM Transactions on Information Systems (TOIS), Volume 8 Issue 1, Jan. 1990

Partially shared views: a scheme for communicating among groups that use different type hierarchies
Jintae Lee, Thomas W. Malone
Pages: 1-26
DOI: 10.1145/78915.78916
Many computer systems are based on various types of messages, forms, or other objects. When users of such systems need to communicate with people who use different object types, some kind of translation is necessary. In this paper, we explore...

Compression, information theory, and grammars: a unified approach
Abraham Bookstein, Shmuel T. Klein
Pages: 27-49
DOI: 10.1145/78915.78917
Text compression is of considerable theoretical and practical interest. It is, for example, becoming increasingly important for satisfying the requirements of fitting a large database onto a single CD-ROM. Many of the compression techniques...

Distributed form management
Heikki Hämmäinen, Eero Eloranta, Jari Alasuvanto
Pages: 50-76
DOI: 10.1145/78915.78918
An open architecture for distributed form management is described. The model employs object-orientation in describing organizational units as well as individual users as entities with uniform external interfaces. Each entity is represented by an...