An Improved Storage Structure Format for VCF Standard


The Visiting Card Format (VCF) has already been widely used in mobile devices and personal computers (PC). Many mobile manufacturers have developed visiting card recognition systems by using Optical Character Recognition (OCR) technology, which can convert and save the information on the paper cards. However, the inaccuracy of OCR always leads to error in recognition, and it only seizes text information, ignoring images. Our research is to solve that problem based on the vCard format by creating a new VCF, vCardPackage, which contains both textual and pictorial information. It consists of a layout layer, a text content layer, a resource layer and a template layer. The design combines content, layout and images together, and enables users to view or modify mobile devices. The XML storage structure is adopted in the vCardPackage, which is compatible with VCF data, so that the original data can be stored completely when shared or transferred.

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Q. Cao, H. Cai and T. Cai, "An Improved Storage Structure Format for VCF Standard," Journal of Software Engineering and Applications, Vol. 6 No. 11, 2013, pp. 582-588. doi: 10.4236/jsea.2013.611070.

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