Speculative document evaluation

Macdonald, Alexander J. and Brailsford, David F. and Bagley, Steven R. and Lumley, John (2007) Speculative document evaluation. In: ACM Symposium on Document Engineering (DocEng07), 29-31 August 2007, Winnipeg, Canada.

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Abstract

Optimisation of real world Variable Data printing (VDP) documents is a dicult problem because the interdependencies between layout functions may drastically reduce the number of invariant blocks that can be factored out for pre-rasterisation.

This paper examines how speculative evaluation at an early

stage in a document-preparation pipeline, provides a generic

and effective method of optimising VDP documents that contain such interdependencies.

Speculative evaluation will be at its most effective in speeding up print runs if sets of layout invariances can either be discovered automatically, or designed into the document at an early stage. In either case the expertise of the layout designer needs to be supplemented by expertise in exploiting potential invariances and also in predicting the effects of speculative evaluation on the caches used at various stages in the print production pipeline.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: XML, XSLT, SVG, Speculative Evaluation, Document Layout, Optimisation
Schools/Departments: University of Nottingham UK Campus > Faculty of Science > School of Computer Science
Depositing User: Brailsford, Prof David
Date Deposited: 23 Jul 2008 13:52
Last Modified: 23 Jul 2008 13:52
URI: http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/id/eprint/930

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