Ptolomaeus: The Web Cartographer

Di Battista, Giuseppe and Lillo, Renato and Vernacotola, Fabio (1998) Ptolomaeus: The Web Cartographer. In: Graph Drawing 6th International Symposium, GD’ 98, August 13-15, 1998 , pp. 444-445(Official URL:

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The hugeness of the Web and its continuous growth have made navigation in the Internet extremely difficult. The new advanced features provided by HTML extensions and scripting languages allow a common browser to manage powerful hypermedial representation in each single page but leave unsolved some structural problems of the Web. In fact, the process of finding information by surfing the Web is mainly hindered by the lack of a reasonable schema in the hyperspace; broken and redundant links make the problem even worse. This leads the user to become ”lost in the hyperspace” (LH-Syndrome).

Item Type: Conference Paper
Additional Information: 10.1007/3-540-37623-2_38
Classifications: S Software and Systems > S.120 Visualization

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