Title: Multilanguage business document translator: an automatic translator tool

Authors: Samir Ouis

Addresses: Computer Science Department, Imam University, BP 84880 11681, Riyadh, KSA

Abstract: Electronic documents are traditionally and widely used in many industries without a standard format. This lack of a proper format produces many issues that hinder one from benefiting from those documents. Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) solves this problem by proposing a standard format for each kind of industry. Unfortunately, EDI contains some drawbacks, such as the difficulty of converting old documents to that format. In this paper, a new approach is proposed for automatically converting any document to a specific EDI format without human intervention. It improves upon the EDI technology, especially in facilitating intercompany communication.

Keywords: electronic data interchange; EDI; business documents; XML documents; document type definition; DTD; document conversion; e-documents; electronic documents; inter-company communication.

DOI: 10.1504/IJEF.2009.026360

International Journal of Electronic Finance, 2009 Vol.3 No.2, pp.199 - 209

Published online: 07 Jun 2009 *

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