Abstract: A document generation system for enhancing or replacing the dictation and transcription process. More particularly, a computer-based documentation system is provided which processes document templates in conjunction with pre-defined character strings to generate user-defined reports or documents. Each document template is composed of "boiler plate" text and "holes". A system and method are described for controlling, via a relational database, the selection of pre-defined character strings to be inserted into document template "holes". A second method is described for inserting user-defined or concatenated character strings into selected document template "holes".
Abstract: A document generation system is provided for enhancing or replacing the dictation and transcription process. More particularly, a computer-based documentation system utilizing a document structure manipulated by a user interface is provided. The document structure or "boiler plate" includes phrase fields containing user-definable phrases and option-text fields. The option-text fields include a plurality of option-text segments. Through the use of the user interface, desired modifications to the user-modifiable phrases and option-text segments can be accomplished. The user interface further enables selecting of at least one option-text segment from within an option-text field. Subsequently, the system generates a document comprising at least one user-definable phrase and at least one selected option-text segment.