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Issue 3 • Date 1990

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  • Preface

    Publication Year: 1990, Page(s):302 - 303
    IEEE is not the copyright holder of this material | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (1039 KB)

    The papers in this issue are about recent advances in the technology and systems that support the coordinated use of images and data through image processing—the use of electronic means to handle, store, and maintain information that has typically been on paper. The culmination of this work is described in a group of papers on the new IBM ImagePlus™ system, its architecture, componen... View full abstract»

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  • Operational image systems: A new opportunity

    Publication Year: 1990, Page(s):304 - 312
    Cited by:  Papers (4)  |  Patents (9)
    IEEE is not the copyright holder of this material | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (1620 KB)

    Within the span of a few years, image processing has evolved from an esoteric, expensive technology to an indispensable tool used by modern businesses to manage the overwhelming flood of paperwork. Some of the background for this evolution and the development of the IBM system solution for image processing, Image-Plus™, are described in this paper. View full abstract»

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  • Introduction to image technology

    Publication Year: 1990, Page(s):313 - 332
    Cited by:  Patents (1)
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    Business today is wrestling with mountains of paper that must be moved, filed, located, and moved again from person to person. Often the paper must be stored for extended periods of time, sometimes as long as seven or more years. The long-term storage of paper records is becoming more and more costly. An image system not only makes the document capture, retention, and retrieval process more cost e... View full abstract»

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  • The Image Object Content Architecture

    Publication Year: 1990, Page(s):333 - 342
    Cited by:  Patents (1)
    IEEE is not the copyright holder of this material | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (1597 KB)

    Technical advances to image processing and the availability of the resulting technologies at reasonable cost have helped to promote the use of images in office, engineering, and scientific environments. As evidence of this use, a wide variety of applications and products designed for image processing have been introduced into the market in recent years. In order to encompass different applications... View full abstract»

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  • Large-scale image systems: USAA case study

    Publication Year: 1990, Page(s):343 - 355
    Cited by:  Papers (1)  |  Patents (10)
    IEEE is not the copyright holder of this material | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (1954 KB)

    A large-scale, optical disk-based, operational image system for office-size documents has been implemented to support an insurance customer service application. Images stored on optical disk can be displayed on any of the more than 1400 workstations or printed on any of 22 printers. This system was the prototype for the IBM MVS/ESA™ ImagePlus™ product. Each day over 25 000 pages of i... View full abstract»

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  • ImagePlus as a model for application solution development

    Publication Year: 1990, Page(s):356 - 370
    Cited by:  Patents (2)
    IEEE is not the copyright holder of this material | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (2589 KB)

    An early effort by IBM to use system integration services to assist in solving complex problems for commercial customers involved developing an image system for USAA, a large financial services association. USAA had well-defined and stringent requirements for a policy services application that required enhancements to existing products to provide the necessary function and performance. Key problem... View full abstract»

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  • Image system communications

    Publication Year: 1990, Page(s):371 - 383
    Cited by:  Papers (1)  |  Patents (5)
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    This paper discusses the communication requirements to support the IBM ImagePlus™ system. The analysis and approach discussed are based on the experience gained in installing the initial ImagePlus systems at several business enterprises. View full abstract»

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  • Object storage hierarchy management

    Publication Year: 1990, Page(s):384 - 397
    Cited by:  Papers (1)  |  Patents (14)
    IEEE is not the copyright holder of this material | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (2252 KB)

    The Object Access Method (OAM) component of MVS/Data Facility Product is responsible for the storage, retrieval, and management of objects in IBM MVS/ESA™ ImagePlus™ systems and in other applications. The OAM Storage Management Component is the subcomponent of OAM that provides storage management for objects stored within an object storage hierarchy. Storage management is a cyclic pr... View full abstract»

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  • ImagePlus Workstation Program

    Publication Year: 1990, Page(s):398 - 407
    Cited by:  Papers (1)  |  Patents (2)
    IEEE is not the copyright holder of this material | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (1698 KB)

    IBM's ImagePlus™ system is designed to permit the capture, storage, management, and retrieval of documents through digital imaging. The ImagePlus Workstation Program is that portion of the ImagePlus system that controls the user's workstation. This paper describes the challenges that were posed in designing an ImagePlus Workstation, and the approach taken by the development group to solve t... View full abstract»

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  • Personal systems image application architecture: Lessons learned from the ImagEdit program

    Publication Year: 1990, Page(s):408 - 420
    Cited by:  Papers (1)  |  Patents (2)
    IEEE is not the copyright holder of this material | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (1858 KB)

    Image applications require complex processing on large amounts of data. The application designer is presented with difficult challenges that are exacerbated on personal systems which have limited processor speed and constrained memory. This paper discusses the problems relevant to personal systems image application architecture and how these problems were solved in the ImagEdit® program. A ... View full abstract»

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  • ImagePlus High Performance Transaction System

    Publication Year: 1990, Page(s):421 - 434
    Cited by:  Patents (51)
    IEEE is not the copyright holder of this material | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (1918 KB)

    The need for a cost-effective method for handling, processing, storing, and retrieving transaction documents combined with the availability of hardware and software technologies capable of satisfying this need are the basis for the High Performance Transaction System discussed in this paper. The particular transactions that are the subject of this paper are bank checks, the volumes surpassing 50 b... View full abstract»

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  • Intelligent Forms Processing

    Publication Year: 1990, Page(s):435 - 450
    Cited by:  Papers (20)  |  Patents (52)
    IEEE is not the copyright holder of this material | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (2318 KB)

    The automatic reading of optically scanned forms consists of two major components: extraction of the data image from the form and interpretation of the image as coded alphanumerics. The second component is also known as optical character recognition, or OCR. We have implemented a method for entry of a wide variety of forms that contain machine-printed data and that are often produced in business e... View full abstract»

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  • AS/400 ImagePlus system view

    Publication Year: 1990, Page(s):451 - 466
    Cited by:  Papers (2)  |  Patents (4)
    IEEE is not the copyright holder of this material | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (2114 KB)

    Storage space, loss of documents, misfiled and misplaced documents, and document retrieval are just a few of the problems of processing large volumes of paper. High storage costs, lost productivity, personnel costs, and poor responsiveness are some of the results. Until recently, technology could not provide a cost-effective method for reducing this paper flow. IBM designed its midrange ImagePlus&... View full abstract»

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  • Experience gained in implementing ImagePlus

    Publication Year: 1990, Page(s):467 - 488
    Cited by:  Patents (1)
    IEEE is not the copyright holder of this material | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (2945 KB)

    An ImagePlus™ internal use program (IUP) was established in IBM to assist users inside the company with their initial application selection and their training, procedure definition, and prototype system installation, as well as their initial use of the system on a regular working basis. This paper discusses the experience gained from identifying, selecting, and preparing several areas withi... View full abstract»

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  • Books

    Publication Year: 1990, Page(s):489 - 490
    Cited by:  Patents (1)
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