Information systems are currently subject to significant changes. These changes are mainly due to the fact that information is becoming lightweight. The evolution from heavyweight information (i.e. information printed on paper) towards lightweight information (i.e. information represented in digital form) is driven by dramatic changes to the constraints that are imposed on the storage, management, and retrieval of the various types of data such as text, images, audio, and video.


Digital Library Retrieval Method Optical Character Recognition Indexing Feature Multimedia Document 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.


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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1997

Authors and Affiliations

  • Peter Schäuble
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  1. 1.Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH)ZurichSwitzerland

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