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Using Properties for Uniform Interaction in the Presto Document System

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Using Properties for Uniform Interaction in the Presto Document System
Most document or information management systems rely on hierarchies to organise documents (e.g. files, email messages or web bookmarks). However, the rigid structures of hierarchical schemes do not mesh well with the more fluid nature of everyday document practices. This paper describes Presto, a prototype system that allows users to organise their documents entirely in terms of the properties those documents hold for users. Properties provide a uniform mechanism for managing, coding, searching, retrieving and interacting with documents. We concentrate in particular on the challenges that property-based approaches present and the architecture we have developed to tackle them. Keywords Document management, document properties, document interfaces, interaction models.
Paul Dourish, W. Keith Edwards, Anthony LaMarca, M
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Type Conference
Year 1999
Where UIST
Authors Paul Dourish, W. Keith Edwards, Anthony LaMarca, Michael Salisbury
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