‘Document computing’ was a term used to cover a collection of technologies that emerged as computer, or electronic publishing became a growing industry late 1980s and early 1990s. The idea was to differentiate the creation, management and delivery of unstructured data from the traditional and still prevalent structured data orientation of computing applications. It was one of the keynote topics at the first Documation conference in 1994 . Also see the more current, largely overlapping ‘content technology‘.

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Gilbane Report Vol 6, Num 1 — Document Computing – Is This Our Business?