Shipman, Frank individual record
Professor - Term Appointment

Frank Shipman has been pursuing research in the areas of hypermedia, computer-supported cooperative work, multimedia, computers and education, and intelligent user interfaces since 1987. Frank's work at Baylor College of Medicine, the University of Colorado, Xerox PARC, and Texas A&M University investigates the design and use of media combining informal and formal representations and methods for supporting incremental formalization.

Frank helped found the field of spatial hypertext and helped design and develop a number of collaborative hypermedia systems including the Virtual Notebook System, the Hyper-Object Substrate, VIKI , the Visual Knowledge Builder, Walden's Paths, and Hyper-Hitchcock.

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Academic Articles21
  • Monteiro, C., Shipman, F. M., Duggina, S., & Gutierrez-Osuna, R. (2019). Tradeoffs in the efficient detection of sign language content in video sharing sites. ACM Transactions on Accessible Computing. 12(2), 1-16.
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  • Marshall, C. C., & Shipman, F. M. (2017). Who Owns the Social Web?. Communications of the ACM. 60(5), 52-61.
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  • Shipman, F., & Furuta, R. (2015). Introduction to the focused issue of award-nominated papers from JCDL 2013. International Journal on Digital Libraries. 16(2), 89-89.
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  • Shipman, F. M., Gutierrez-Osuna, R., & Monteiro, C. (2014). Identifying sign language videos in video sharing sites. ACM Transactions on Accessible Computing. 5(4), 1-14.
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  • Liu, Q., Girgensohn, A., Wilcox, L., Shipman, F., & Dunnigan, T. (2014). MET: media-embedded target for connecting paper to digital media. International Journal of Multimedia Information Retrieval. 3(3), 177-192.
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Conference Papers133
Institutional Repository Documents1
  • Earhart, A., Ives, M., Burkart, P., Ezell, M., Harner, J., Ramasubramanian, S., ... Vedlitz, A. (2009). Texas Center for Digital Humanities and New Media.
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Texas A&M University; Computer Science & Engineering; 3112 TAMU
College Station, TX 77843-3112