Using Text Editing Creation Time Meta Data for Document Management

  • Thomas B. Hodel
  • Roger Hacmac
  • Klaus R. Dittrich
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 3520)


Word processing systems ignore the fact that the history of a text document contains crucial information for its management. In this paper, we present database-based word processing, focusing on the incorporated document management system. During the creation process of a document, meta data are being gathered. This information is generated on the level of the whole document, on sections of a document or even on individual characters and is used for advanced retrieval by so-called dynamic folders, which are superior to advanced hierarchical file systems.


Business Process File System Word Processing Meta Data Document Retrieval 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Thomas B. Hodel
    • 1
  • Roger Hacmac
    • 1
  • Klaus R. Dittrich
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of InformaticsUniversity of ZürichZürichSwitzerland

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