Title: Anatomy of the InfO system: applying object-oriented concept to a web-based information sharing system

Authors: Y.L. Tai; S.R. Tsai; Y.S. Huang; K.H. Huang; C.M. Lee; C.K. Wen; K.F. Ssu

Addresses: Department of Electrical Engineering, National Cheng Kung University, No. 1, University Road, Tainan City 701, Taiwan ' Department of Information Management, Chang Jung Christian University, No. 396, Sec. 1, Changrong Rd., Gueiren Dist., Tainan City 71101, Taiwan ' Department of Electrical Engineering, National Cheng Kung University, No. 1, University Road, Tainan City 701, Taiwan ' Department of Electrical Engineering, National Cheng Kung University, No. 1, University Road, Tainan City 701, Taiwan ' Department of Electrical Engineering, National Cheng Kung University, No. 1, University Road, Tainan City 701, Taiwan ' Department of Information Management, Tainan University of Technology, No. 529, Zhongzheng Rd., Yongkang District, Tainan City 71002, Taiwan ' Department of Electrical Engineering, National Cheng Kung University, No. 1, University Road, Tainan City 701, Taiwan

Abstract: As the widespread use of the consumer electronics, the information is available around us. The information is generated rapidly but there is no effective and general format to organise it. We propose a concept of information object (InfO). The design goal of the InfO is to make the information self-contained, portable, extensible, and reusable. The InfO is based on the object oriented model, which combines the data and method in a single entity. In this paper, we explain how the application developer uses the InfO model to construct an information sharing platform rapidly. Through the platform, the information consumer can use the characteristics of the portability of the InfO to share information with one another. Also, the specification of the InfO can be a reference for the internet application development in the future.

Keywords: information object; portability; extensibility; reuse; web information retrieval; long-term data preservation; object-oriented modelling; information sharing; internet application development.

DOI: 10.1504/IJASS.2014.064052

International Journal of Applied Systemic Studies, 2014 Vol.5 No.3, pp.145 - 161

Available online: 31 Jul 2014 *

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