This chapter discusses our experiences using ODA as an interchange medium between document processing systems. Following the conventions in chapter 4, the EXPRES participants and their collaborators built a collection of translators between a variety of multi-media formats and ODA. The EXPRES participants, their collaborators and a group from the Technical University of Berlin connected their systems together and interchanged documents at several demonstrations. In this chapter, we discuss each of the participating systems and translators. We then discuss the scenarios presented at the demonstrations, including screen pictures showing the document as it was interchanged among systems. We close the chapter with an evaluation of the translation efforts: how well ODA served our purpose, how well the translators worked and what problems are intrinsic to the translation process.
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