The use of XML-based authoring tools is swiftly becoming a standard in the world of technical documentation. An XML document is a mixture of structure (the tags) and surface (text between the tags). The structure reflects the choices made by the author during the top-down stepwise refinement of the document under control of a DTD grammar. These choices are typically choices of meaning which are independent of the language in which the document is rendered, and can be seen as a kind of interlingua for the class of documents which is modeled by the DTD. Based on this remark, we advocate a radicalization of XML authoring, where the semantic content of the document is accounted for exclusively in terms of choice structures, and where appropriate rendering/realization mechanisms are responsible for producing the surface, possibly in several languages simultaneously. In this view, XML authoring has strong connections to natural language generation and text authoring. We describe the IG (Interaction Grammar) formalism, an extension of DTD’s which permits powerful linguistic manipulations, and show its application to the production of multilingual versions of a certain class of pharmaceutical documents.
You may choose which kind of cookies you allow when visiting this website. Click on "Save cookie settings" to apply your choice.
FunctionalThis website uses functional cookies which are required for the search function to work and to apply for jobs and internships.
AnalyticalOur website uses analytical cookies to make it possible to analyse our website and optimize its usability.
Social mediaOur website places social media cookies to show YouTube and Vimeo videos. Cookies placed by these sites may track your personal data.
This content is currently blocked. To view the content please either 'Accept social media cookies' or 'Accept all cookies'.
For more information on cookies see our privacy notice.