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Automated generation of environmental reports – a case study

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A variety of documents generated within the scope of environmental reporting are based on similar and partly overlapping information. However, in the majority of cases information collected for a particular environmental document cannot be reused for other objectives and, if then, only with huge additional work input. Data need to be updated on a regular basis, e.g. according to the report period. Therefore, computer aided and automated reporting would make good sense. This paper introduces an approach of partly automated environmental reporting. The focus thereby lies on automated conversion of environmental assessment data to XML (Extensible Markup Language) format and integration into environmental reports, which will be shown with the software tool Umberto.

Keywords: content management, ecobalancing, environmental reporting, environmental reports, extensible markup language, XML, automatic report generation

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