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Goals of the CASCADE System

The CASCADE system is designed to support research on augmenting authoring, editorial, and other document processes through agents using the information available from structured electronic documents. Specifically, CASCADE research is directed toward three goals :

  1. To reduce the cognitive overhead in the authoring of structured documents by employing a variety of information streams, augmented processes and software agents,

  2. To reduce the complexity of document management by using an SQL-compliant DBMS as a repository for work group and document hypertext information based upon structured document data.

  3. To assure document integrity and availability via database management of critical document controls and information.

Michael Spring
Mon Dec 16 14:39:59 EST 1996