Document Management Research Group

University of Helsinki
Department of Computer Science

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Text with a structure is quite common: dictionaries, reference manuals and annual reports are typical examples. In recent years, research on systems for processing structured documents has flourished. The SGML and ODA standards have further increased the interest in the area.

The Document Management (DocMan) Research Group studies the theory and applications of such structured documents. In an on-going research project called Structured and Intelligent Documents (SID), the DocMan group studies and develops methods for attaching intelligent features to structured documents. The purpose of these features is to make the manipulation (storage, retrieval and assembly) of documents easier. Other on-going research within the DocMan group includes building grammars from pretagged text, and structured document transformations.

Former research projects include the RATI project (1988-91) for building a prototype document manipulation system which provides multiple views of a document, and the sgrep project (1995) which designed and implemented a search tool for structured documents. Also some results of the VITAL project (1990-95) are usable in this context: one of the tools built in the VITAL project was a general purpose text transformation generator suitable also for structured document transformations.


Active Projects

Previous Projects


See the list of selected publications by the members of the DocMan Group. The list includes only publications in areas related to document management.


The following researchers belong to the research group:



Department of Computer Science
P.O. Box 26 (Teollisuuskatu 23)
FIN-00014 University of Helsinki

Phone: +358 9 70 851
Fax: +358 9 7084 4441


You can contact any of us by email. Questions and inquiries concerning the current SID project are most suitably emailed to project manager Pekka Kilpeläinen at Pekka.Kilpelainen@cs.Helsinki.FI.

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Greger Lindén & Oskari Heinonen, DocMan Group, March 28, 1996. Last updated September 1, 1997.