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Non-interactive Batch Indexing for Objects

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000103567D
Original Publication Date: 1993-Jan-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-18
Document File: 1 page(s) / 31K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Daley, M: AUTHOR [+3]

Abstract

When the documents are being entered by the operator in the mail room, if the host is not available because of down-time, for example, the operator is allowed to continue his keyboard entry of the data ultimately to be used in indexing the scanned-in document, the operator can continue to scan additional documents. The workstation prepares a temporary file which will include both the image and the keyed in information for ultimate indexing. In a preferred embodiment, a large file is prepared which accumulates all of the indexing data for each of the respective scanned-in documents, known as objects. Each scanned-in document has its digitized image stored as an object and it is pointed to by a pointer contained along with the indexing information in the large file.

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Non-interactive Batch Indexing for Objects

       When the documents are being entered by the operator in
the mail room, if the host is not available because of down-time, for
example, the operator is allowed to continue his keyboard entry of
the data ultimately to be used in indexing the scanned-in document,
the operator can continue to scan additional documents.  The
workstation prepares a temporary file which will include both the
image and the keyed in information for ultimate indexing.  In a
preferred embodiment, a large file is prepared which accumulates all
of the indexing data for each of the respective scanned-in documents,
known as objects.  Each scanned-in document has its digitized image
stored as an object and it is pointed to by a pointer contained along
with the indexing information in the large file.  Then later, when
the host is available, the indexing information can be reformatted
into the folder application facility format necessary for uploading
and final archiving of the documents and the indexing information.

      This method of non-interactive batch indexing enables the
documents to be scanned as a batch without the need for immediately
interacting with a host computer.