Magazine article Information Today

Infodata Teams with IBM Canada to Build Document Imaging System

Magazine article Information Today

Infodata Teams with IBM Canada to Build Document Imaging System

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Infodata Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: INFD) and IBM Canada Ltd. have announced that IBM Canada has selected INQUIRE/Text as the full-text retrieval component of the Canadian Automated Patent System (CAPS), being built by IBM Canada for the Canadian Patent Office (CPO) in Hull. Bridging INQUIRE/Text with IBM's ImagePlus, CAPS will result in the largest document imaging system in the Canadian federal government and likely the largest technological database in Canada.

The CAPS solution enlists a combination of electronic document management technologies from Infodata and IBM Canada. A key component is a bridge between Infodata's INQUIRE/Text and IBM's ImagePlus. The INQUIRE/Text-ImagePlus bridge will give users both full-text information retrieval and document imaging capabilities of electronically-store patent documents.

Accessing CAPS from authorized workstations, CPO managers, classifiers, patent examiners, and support staff will be able to undertake many of their duties without resorting to paper files.

CAPS, a 10-year, $76 million initiative launched in 1986, was born from a need to cope with the growing volume of applications for patents and the growing paper files associated with issued patents. …

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