Structure, semantics and style in word processing

Kentzoglanakis, Kyriakos (2006) Structure, semantics and style in word processing. BSc dissertation, University of Portsmouth.

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    This report tries to examine the problem of digital document preparation (word processing). After an evaluation of the characteristics, strengths and weaknesses of existing word processing systems, we will try to underline the need for a distinction between the structural and semantic role of document elements and how this distinction might imply a translation into stylistic properties (the process of typesetting). At the same time, we will inspect the larger problem of the organisation of digital information which leads to the establishment of forms of digital knowledge and why this objective is important in an increasingly digital world. Consequently, we will try to examine digital information systems, as well as information itself, using a dialectical framework, in order to derive a specification of the nature of a digital document, as well as the essence of what constitutes a word processing system. Based on these principles, a prototype will begin to evolve, so that the validity of the principles can be tested and evaluated.

    Item Type: Dissertation
    Departments/Research Groups: Faculty of Technology > School of Computing
    Depositing User: Jane Polwin
    Date Deposited: 20 Jan 2011 12:47
    Last Modified: 28 Jan 2015 11:13

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