Accession Number : ADA307092

Title :   Translating System Development Documents to Hypertext: A Generic Process and Lessons Learned from a Prototype.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : INSTITUTE FOR DEFENSE ANALYSES ALEXANDRIA VA

Personal Author(s) : Wheeler, David A. ; Fife, Dennis W.

PDF Url : ADA307092

Report Date : DEC 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 64

Abstract : This paper presents a generic process and lessons learned for developing hypertext versions of system development documents (e.g., requirements documents and design documents). System development documents describe many complex subcomponent interrelationships, making the information difficult to understand. What is desired is a tightly woven document, that is, a hypertext document with a large number of internal hypertext interconnections that help the reader examine subcomponents and their interrelationships on line. The generic process for developing tightly woven documents and the lessons learned described in this paper are based on our experiences in developing a prototype tightly woven document for the Ballistic Missile Defense Organization (BMDO). We recommend that BMDO consider, at document conception, developing and distributing key system development documents as tightly woven hypertext documents using the information discussed in this paper.

Descriptors :   *INFORMATION PROCESSING, *HYPERTEXT, MILITARY REQUIREMENTS, LESSONS LEARNED, ANTIMISSILE DEFENSE SYSTEMS, COMPUTER ARCHITECTURE, DOCUMENTS.

Subject Categories : Information Science
      Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE