The systematic use of spatial metaphors suggests that we understand the organization of hypertext on a spatial basis. Numerous research has been directed towards revealing whether, in truth, we orientate ourselves spatially in hyperspace. Supportive of this argument is that hyperspace is arranged with attributes which make the formation of a spatial mental model possible. The further spatialization of the structure of hypertext, development based on the mental models of geographic spaces would effectively support the activity of navigation.
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SYNAT - “Interdisciplinary System for Interactive Scientific and Scientific-Technical Information”.