In an integrated office information system, applications involve generation and distribution of different kinds of documents in a heterogeneous distributed environment. Diverse features of system functions including data base creation, information retrieval and presentation, and control of physical devices, etc. are needed for efficiently managing the document generating process. Within this system architecture, a multimedia database management system which is capable of defining, manipulating and controlling various types of information objects such as numbers, characters, image, and graphics is in great demand. Desktop publishing or electronic publication systems, on the otherhand, are drawing more and more attentions for their roles as basic tools in facilitating office automation. Although multimedia database management and electronic corporate publishing are key factors for intelligent document management, efficient linkage of these two systems is yet to be accomplished. The goal of this paper is to opose conceptual document modeling techniques and processes for integrating multimedia database with electronic publishing systems and to provide a software integration approach for supporting physical system implementation.
Journal of National ChengChi University,67,743-764 國立政治大學學報, 67(下), 743-764