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  • Marcel van Mackelenbergh
    Oct 3, 2005
      Hi Susan,
      I have tried to achieve reuse for many, many years. With very little success though. In summary, these directions have been successful:
      1. Information Mapping: allows you to define information structures in a rigid way without losing author freedom
      2. DITA, (Darwin Information Typing Architecture, another Open Source project by IBM) seems to be made for implementing the Information Mapping concepts. For the fist time we have DTD's now with inheritance. Of course this greatly facilitates exchange of information and therefore reuse.
      3. Watch out with inlines (variables or domains in DITA). They are nice when you start but they are impossible to maintain
      4. Buy yourself a native XML DMS. Often DMS's require you to determine the chunk size before you reuse. However, what you need is to determine the chunk size when you reuse. There is a great dutch vendor X-Hive, that is now delivering the DMS for Boeing.
      Please let me know if you want on any of these issues a clarification.

      From: TaxoCoP@yahoogroups.com [mailto:TaxoCoP@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Susan Hensley
      Sent: vrijdag 30 september 2005 19:19
      To: TaxoCoP@yahoogroups.com
      Subject: Re: [TaxoCoP] New Members

      Hi Seth and all,

      I am working on creating a metadata and content model
      to support content reuse across a financial web site.

      This implies a "vocabulary" for our xml document
      structure, as well as a real controlled vocab of
      products, services and topics that we'd like to be
      able to build to serve our content model use cases.
      Right now we have a few metadata fields with decent
      autopopulated values, and an implicit taxonomy in our
      folder structures.

      I am starting to become more of a "data modeler" as
      part of my Information Architect identity and it's
      very interesting - but requirements for *content* seem
      to me to be a little different than requirements for
      *data* and there is less information on how to
      translate those requirements into models, but then
      I've just begun to use UML models.

      Anyone else here working on similar issues?



      --- Seth Earley <seth@...> wrote:

      > Try this again.
      > My last note was cut off.
      > As I said , we've had a number of new members join.
      > When you join, you enter a short reason why you are
      > interested in the group
      > and some have told me who they are and what company
      > they are with.
      > So perhaps I could encourage more of you to send a
      > brief introduction and
      > tell us something about the projects you are working
      > on.
      > The goal is to know who our community is and to see
      > if people are working on
      > similar projects.  This way we have a better chance
      > of stimulating dialog.
      > A lot of people are new to this and may be  hesitant
      > to post.  I encourage
      > you to simply tell us who you are and why you are
      > interested in the topic.
      > Thanks!
      > Seth
      > -----Original Message-----
      > From: TaxoCoP@yahoogroups.com
      > [mailto:TaxoCoP@yahoogroups.com]On Behalf
      > Of seth_earley
      > Sent: Thursday, September 29, 2005 11:58 PM
      > To: TaxoCoP@yahoogroups.com
      > Subject: [TaxoCoP] New Members
      > We've had a number of new members join.  Everyone
      > puts something in
      > the note to me in the list workpaced escribing what
      > they do. But I
      > don't actually post those here.
      >  Take a minute and put something along  the lines
      > and part of the
      > project we worked
      > Yahoo! Groups Links

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