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A Data Dependent Video Compression Preprocessing Technique For Image File Folder Systems

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000102974D
Original Publication Date: 1990-Apr-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-17
Document File: 1 page(s) / 40K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Leise, LE: AUTHOR

Abstract

Described is a technique for reducing the data, and thus the time and storage necessary to maintain a file folder video image.

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A Data Dependent Video Compression Preprocessing Technique For Image File Folder Systems

      Described is a technique for reducing the data, and thus the
time and storage necessary to maintain a file folder video image.

      In the context of the image file folder system, a video image
of a completed form (e.g., a filed Medical Claim Form) is retained in
computer storage.

      The basic concept of this data reduction preprocessing scheme
is to eliminate or mask areas of the form that are common to these
forms, rather than storing these areas.  No information is lost by
the masking process since only the areas that were completed by the
submitter contain useful information.  The legal implications of
masking (altering) a signed legal document must be determined before
this technique could be implemented.  At present, this has not been
resolved.

      To use this idea, all forms must have a bar code in upper left
corner (assuming that the data compression starts in upper left
corner) which identifies the form and thereby determines the masking
required to eliminate all common areas (e.g. instructions, headings).
When these common areas are removed, the total amount of data fed to
the compression algorithm and ultimately archived, is significantly
reduced.

      The bar code will also identify the form for retrieval so that
a skeleton form (blank where the archived information lies) can be
recalled to be joined with the archived information to cr...