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    NHS: A Tool for the Automatic Construction of News Hypertext

    20th Annual BCS-IRSG Colloquium on IR

    Autrans, France. 25th - 27th March 1998


    T. Dalamagas


    The automatic construction of hypertext is an important part of the hypertext authoring process.

    This paper presents the NHS system, a system that automatically creates links for news hypertext which is tailored to the domain of newspaper archives.

    The suggested framework is conceptualized with the notions of stories and threads, which are substories within a story.

    Threads are identified by applying clustering techniques to articles' segments that correspond to subtopics within the main topic of an article and then automatically linking these segments with segments in subsequent articles.

    The evaluation of such an approach to the automatic construction of hypertext is finally discussed, in terms of its usability and the structural quality of resulting hypertext.


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