The engineering in Document Engineering implies a systematic application of intellectual and technical knowledge to create tangible end products with economic or social value.
The essence of Document Engineering is a set of analysis and design techniques that yield robust and reusable models of documents and their roles in business processes. The discipline of an engineering approach ensures that these models are complete, useful, and reliable when realized as the data format for integration or as the interface and process specification in document-centric or service oriented applications. The practicality of an engineering approach and a heavy reliance on design and implementation patterns ensures that the models can be developed and deployed at acceptable cost in a reasonable time.
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