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Writing documentation is an integral part of any technical product development. A significant amount of time is spent describing the product functionality, giving insights into technical details, providing maintenance instructions, specifying marketing information, and writing user manuals. As the creation of such documentation is generally a source of higher production costs, many large companies are realising the need to increase the efficiency of documentation handling. The goal of the ESPRIT Project 2001 SPRITE was to develop a prototype of an integrated system for the generation, maintenance, and production of technical documentation. Such a system has to provide for authors and managers an information management system supporting direct access to the complete information environment, ranging from different versions of documents stored in the internal database over paper-based information (drawings, reports) to electronic CAD files and external databases. This report summarises the results of the project, describing user requirements, conceptual solutions of SPRITE, design issues and implementation details.

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Authors: HOPPE J (EDITOR), Océ-Wissenschaftliches Forschungsinstitut AG, Zürich (CH)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 14572 EN (1992) 244 pp.
Availability: Springer-Verlag GmbH & Co. KG, Postfach 10 52 80, Tiergartenstrasse 17, D-6900 Heidelberg 1 (DE)
ISBN: ISBN 3-540-55880-2
Record Number: 199211574 / Last updated on: 1994-11-29
Original language: en
Available languages: en