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Fourth Annual USENIX Tcl/Tk Workshop, 1996

Lessons from the Neighborhood Viewer: Building Innovative Collaborative Applications

Alex Safonov, Douglas Perrin, Josepth Konstan, John Carlis, John Riedl, and Robert Elde
University of Minnesota


This paper discusses the development in Tk of a collaborative browser for scientific image databases. The browser, known as the ``neighborhood viewer,'' allows groups of neuroscientists to explore systematically a large collection of brain images. The paper discusses the application, its development, and a set of lessons learned during development. In particular, it shows how constraints and distributed constraints simplified development, discusses the implementation of a wavelet-based image format, and draws lessons about engineering experimental, evolving systems.

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