Much of the business transacted on the Web today takes place through information exchanges made possible by using documents as interfaces. For example, what seems to be a simple purchase from an online bookstore actually involves at least three different business collaborations -- between the customer and the online catalog to select a book; between the bookstore and a creMuch of the business transacted on the Web today takes place through information exchanges made possible by using documents as interfaces. For example, what seems to be a simple purchase from an online bookstore actually involves at least three different business collaborations -- between the customer and the online catalog to select a book; between the bookstore and a credit card authorization service to verify and charge the customer's account; and between the bookstore and the delivery service with instructions for picking up and delivering the book to the customer. Document engineering is needed to analyze, design, and implement these Internet information exchanges. This book is an introduction to the emerging field of document engineering.The authors, both leaders in the development of document engineering and other e-commerce initiatives, analyze document exchanges from a variety of perspectives. Taking a qualitative view, they look at patterns of document exchanges as components of business models; looking at documents in more detail, they describe techniques for analyzing individual transaction patterns and the role they play in the overall business process. They describe techniques for analyzing, designing, and encoding document models, including XML, and discuss the techniques and architectures that make XML a unifying technology for the next generation of e-business applications. Finally, they go beyond document models to consider management and strategic issues -- the business model, or the vision, that the information exchanged in these documents serves....
|Title||:||Document Engineering: Analyzing and Designing Documents for Business Informatics and Web Services|
|Number of Pages||:||728 Pages|
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Document Engineering: Analyzing and Designing Documents for Business Informatics and Web Services Reviews
Good Ideas Spoiled By Bad Typography I really should like this book - it's highly related to what I do and I love my job. There were a number of good nuggets of information and references that I will find useful however I found I had a great deal of trouble reading the actual text - I found it boring. The large print, gaps between the lines and the stretched filled spacing of each line made it difficult to quickly scan paragraphs and grasp the gist of what was being said, even when rereading. The grid diagrams were also problematic - they all had the same look - there was little that was memorable about them. The authors also often used round about wording where more direct statements would have been clearer.As an experiment I typed a couple of random paragraphs from the text and found that they made a lot more sense. I also showed the text around to some of my co-workers and got the same reactions. Given the title of the book it is somewhat ironic that it should have this kind of a problem, but the book deals with principles for the automated transformation of content, not effective presentation style.Better editing would have made a better book.
I manage internal communications and intranet portals and this book was hugely helpful for me to be able to effectively converse with my IT partners on defining business requirements. I highly recommend!
Good read for web 2.0 engineers that must translate requirements to design.