Document processing, theory, and practice

  • Derick Wood
Plenary Survey Lectures
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 959)


Document processing has a very wide scope; therefore, I will concentrate on a few aspects of document processing (to the exclusion of others), namely, the communication, manipulation, querying, and typesetting of textual documents. I aim to persuade you that document processing is a fertile topic in that it raises questions in areas as diverse as: programming languages, databases, systems, algorithms, and formal language theory. In addition, the kinds of questions are also diverse: they range from the theoretical to the practical with stops in between.

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1995

Authors and Affiliations

  • Derick Wood
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Computer ScienceHong Kong University of Science & TechnologyKowloonHong Kong

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