Intelligent Offices: Object-Oriented Multi-Media Information Management in Client/Server Architectures
Provides a practical intelligent office model which integrates many applications in order to create an object-oriented work flow model, integrated double imaging and distributed database access. Shows how these mature technologies can be connected by utilizing off-the-shelf open system software and hardware. Features fundamental imaging hardware for document imaging systems including compression boards, FAXboards, scanners, OCR along with integrating basic software concepts such as object orientation, full-text retrieval systems, graphic user interfaces, AI technologies and more.
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abstract data typing allows application attributes buttons CD-ROM Chapter client/server compression concept contains corporate create data model database management systems database server defined desktop devices dialog box discussed display document electronic employee example Figure file system flow folder format full-text functionality graphical user interfaces handle hardware hypermedia icons illustrates imaging system implementation indexing inheritance instance variables integrity intelligent database intelligent office environment inverted index jukebox Khoshafian laser layer MacApp Macintosh manipulate menu messages methods Microsoft Microsoft Windows NewWave nodes object identity object orientation office objects office workers OfficeWorker operating system optical disk optical drives optical jukebox organization perform procedures programming protocol query relational database retrieval scan scanner screen Section sector semantic shared Smalltalk stored structure subclass tuple update window words work-flow workstation