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XML: Beyond the Tags

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Date Issued:
2011
Abstract/Description:
XML is quickly being utilized in the field of technical communication to transfer information from database to person and company to company. Often communicators will structure information without a second thought of how or why certain tags are used to mark up the information. Because the company or a manual says to use those tags, the communicator does so. However, if professionals want to unlock the true potential of XML for better sharing of information across platforms, they need to understand the effects the technology using XML as well as political and cultural factors have on the tags being used. This thesis reviewed literature from multiple fields utilizing XML to find how tag choices can be influenced. XML allows for the sharing of information across multiple platforms and databases. Because of this efficiency, XML is utilized by many technologies. Often communicators must tag information so that the technologies can find the marked up information; therefore, technologies like single sourcing, data mining, and knowledge management influence the types of tags created. Additionally, cultural and political influences are analyzed to see how they play a role in determining what tags are used and created for specific documents. The thesis concludes with predictions on the future of XML and the technological, political, and cultural influences associated with XML tag sets based on information found within the thesis.
Title: XML: Beyond the Tags.
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Name(s): Meloy, Christopher, Author
Applen, John, Committee Chair
Kamrath, Mark, Committee Member
McDaniel, Thomas, Committee Member
, Committee Member
University of Central Florida, Degree Grantor
Type of Resource: text
Date Issued: 2011
Publisher: University of Central Florida
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: XML is quickly being utilized in the field of technical communication to transfer information from database to person and company to company. Often communicators will structure information without a second thought of how or why certain tags are used to mark up the information. Because the company or a manual says to use those tags, the communicator does so. However, if professionals want to unlock the true potential of XML for better sharing of information across platforms, they need to understand the effects the technology using XML as well as political and cultural factors have on the tags being used. This thesis reviewed literature from multiple fields utilizing XML to find how tag choices can be influenced. XML allows for the sharing of information across multiple platforms and databases. Because of this efficiency, XML is utilized by many technologies. Often communicators must tag information so that the technologies can find the marked up information; therefore, technologies like single sourcing, data mining, and knowledge management influence the types of tags created. Additionally, cultural and political influences are analyzed to see how they play a role in determining what tags are used and created for specific documents. The thesis concludes with predictions on the future of XML and the technological, political, and cultural influences associated with XML tag sets based on information found within the thesis.
Identifier: CFE0004138 (IID), ucf:49067 (fedora)
Note(s): 2011-12-01
M.A.
Arts and Humanities, English
Masters
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Subject(s): XML -- RNG -- DBMS -- Technical Communication -- Extensible markup language -- Relax NG -- XSD -- XSLT -- DTD -- Document Type Definition -- Schema -- XSL -- Rhetoric -- Tagging -- Markup -- XML tagging -- future of XML -- Rhetoric of XML
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/ucf/fd/CFE0004138
Restrictions on Access: campus 2014-12-15
Host Institution: UCF

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