Verity Image

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File Format
Name Verity Image
Ontology
Extension(s) .vif
Released ≥1988

Verity Image Format (VIF) is a bi-level raster graphics format associated with a search-related product called Topic, developed by Verity, Inc.

It reportedly uses CCITT Group 4 compression. It appears to have a header consisting of ASCII-encoded decimal digits.

See Verity for related formats.

History

In 2005, Verity was acquired by Autonomy. In 2011, Autonomy was acquired by Hewlett-Packard, and became known as HP Autonomy (website, Wikipedia article).

Verity's web site was at www.verity.com, but the available archives of it seem to make no mention of Topic.

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