Patent Number: 8,219,904

Title: Meta-document and method of managing

Abstract: A system includes a meta-document, i.e., a document including content information which has a set of document service requests associated with it. A document service is a process which uses a portion of the document content as a starting point to obtain other information pertaining to that content. A scheduler selects a document service request from the set, then initiates and manages managing communication with a service provider to satisfy the selected document service. Any results received from the selected document service are integrated into the document.

Inventors: Shanahan; James (Meylan, FR), Grefenstette; Gregory (Gieres, FR)

Assignee: Xerox Corporation

International Classification: G06F 17/00 (20060101); G06F 15/16 (20060101); G06F 7/16 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 2020-07-10 0:00:00