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Document Logistics

Objective

The DOCS project aims to improve the management of documents providing evidence of cases, as used in the legal and insurance businesses, by enabling:

- the retrieval of such documents via innovative conceptual encoding methods supplemented by state-of-the-art full-text search techniques, greatly improving document recall
- storing and printing such documents on a bit-map printer, eliminating all routine copying and filing.

As a secondary objective the project aims to improve the drafting of documents during litigation by developing:

- a hypertext browser to locate similar existing texts
- collaborative drafting of documents that pass from one legal specialist to another.

Apart from the application analysis, the results foreseen are:

- major advances in conceptual retrieval and fast image printing for evidential documents, and precedents retrieval and collaborative authoring for drafted documents
- client-server based system architecture for integrating the above with existing state-of-the-art software (full-text retrieval and OCR)
- a full-scale demonstrator integrating the above on standard platforms with a uniform user interface.

Coordinator

OCE NEDERLAND
Address
St. Urbanusstraat, 43, 101
5900 MA Venlo
Netherlands

Participants (8)

Baileys, Shaw and Gillett
United Kingdom
Address
17 Queen Square
WC1N 3RH London
Baker and McKenzie
United Kingdom
Address
Aldwych House Aldwych
WC2B 4JP London
Brunel University
United Kingdom
Address

UB8 3PH Uxbridge
Lawrence Graham
United Kingdom
Address
190 Strand
WC2R 1JN London
Scamoni Chiavegatti e Associati
Italy
Address
Piazza Della Repubblica 11/A
20124 Milano
Studio Bernini
Italy
Address
Mascarella 94
40126 Bologna
Syseca SA
France
Address
4 Square René Cassin
35100 Rennes
Università degli Studi di Bologna
Italy
Address
Viale Risorgimento 2
40136 Bologna