X window based group collaborative editing system

W. Y. Leu*, Shyan-Ming Yuan

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Abstract

Group collaborative editing is an activity by which people geographically dispersed can edit the same document simultaneously. It makes use of computers and network communication to provide an interactive and convenient environment, so people can save much of their time and cost. We have developed a group collaborative editing system which not only allows participants to jointly view and process multimedia documents but also provides real-time interactive conversation facilities to let users feel realistic and friendly. This paper describes the concepts of group collaboration and the mechanisms of our system. It also presents the interface design strategy and the synchronization control method.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)639-646
Number of pages8
JournalInformation and Software Technology
Volume35
Issue number11-12
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jan 1993

Keywords

  • X-based systems
  • collaborative editing
  • groupware
  • networking
  • real-time conferencing

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