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LAYLAB: A Constraint-Based Layout Manager for Multimedia Presentations

Winfried Graf
DFKI, DFKI Research Reports (RR), Vol. 93-41, 1993.


When developing advanced intelligent user interfaces composing text, graphics, animation, hypermedia etc., the question of automatically designing the graphical layout of such multimedia presentations in an appropriate format plays a crucial role. This paper introduces the task, the functionality and the architecture of the constraint-based multimedia layout manager LayLab.