document management system

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document management system

Software that manages documents for electronic publishing. It generally supports a large variety of document formats and provides extensive access control and searching capabilities across LANs and WANs. A document management system may support multiple versions of a document and may be able to combine text fragments written by different authors. It often includes a workflow component that routes documents to the appropriate users. See workflow and document imaging.
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The City of Portland pursued a delib erate strategy of developing a document publishing system in beta fashion with a private-sector vendor who would be able to market the product to other jurisdictions.
Arbortext is one of handful of companies that sell internal document publishing systems for use within large organizations that implement the ISO-standardized Standard Generalized Markup Language (SGML).

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