A collaborative table editing technique based on transparent adaptation

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Title A collaborative table editing technique based on transparent adaptation
Author Xia, Qian; Sun, David; Sun, Chengzheng; Chen, David
Publication Title On the Move to Meaningful Internet Systems 2005: CoopIS, DOA, and ODBASE
Editor Meersman, Robert & Tari, Zahir
Year Published 2005
Place of publication Germany
Publisher Springer Verlag
Abstract Tables are an efficient means to organize information. Collaboration is important for table editing. In this paper, we report an innovative technique, called CoTable, for supporting collaborative table editing in both table-centric and word-centric complex documents. This collaborative table editing technique is based on the Transparent Adaptation approach and hence applicable to commercial off-the-shelf single-user editing applications. Key technical elements of the CoTable technique include: (1) techniques for adapting a variety of table-related data address models, accessible from the single-user Application Programming Interface (API), to that of the underlying Operational Transformation (OT) technique; and (2) techniques for translating user-level table editing operations into the primitive operations supported by OT. The CoTable technique has been implemented in the CoWord system, and CoWord-specific table processing issues and techniques are discussed in detail as well.
Peer Reviewed Yes
Published Yes
ISBN 3-540-29736-7
Conference name The International Conference in Cooperative Information Systems
Location Agia Napa, Cyprus
Date From 2005-10-31
Date To 2005-11-04
URI http://hdl.handle.net/10072/2680
Date Accessioned 2006-01-16
Language en_AU
Faculty Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology
Subject Other Information, Computing and Communication Sciences
Publication Type Conference Publications (Full Written Paper - Refereed)
Publication Type Code e1

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