Let’s look at the history of the MLs a little bit. Those are the markup languages for computer text processing.
Markup languages started appearing in the 1960s. At that time, if you were a publisher, you would have your pages typeset by a professional typesetter or a typesetting company. The typesetters used to encode your data so that you couldn’t see the results until they generated the pages. The problem was that once a publisher had a large corpus of their publications set with a typesetter, they were handcuffed. They couldn’t leave very easily. Their data was so tied up with some particular typesetting system, the Penta system or whatever they were involved with. They couldn’t migrate. They couldn’t move. So, they were kind of imprisoned. The price kept going up every year because, well, “Where are you going to go? Hah!” It was very frustrating.
We’ve discussed what it takes to make the components of a digital information model work but one of the things that is most important, if you want it all to work together, is standards.
There are several controlled vocabulary standards, as well as networking protocols that have an impact on taxonomy implementation. There are also standards having to do with markup and with metadata and data modeling that impact thesauri.
Did you celebrate? October 18, 2012 was World Standards Day 2012 and a celebration was held in Washington, DC. ANSI and NIST co-chaired the U.S. celebration, which included exhibition, reception, and dinner.
The web is full of unstructured data. There may be a few segments falling in line with semantic standards, but they are few and far between. The focus of search engines is on HTML but that leaves much of the data undiscovered.
A new cloud-based photo sharing service has been launched by Canon. Project 1709 enables users to store and access images regardless of where they have been saved. This works due to a special tagging and indexing function.
Zenya has released multiple updates to their keyword platform, which results in improving clients’ control to leverage keyword data and eventually their marketing success. Their approach to keyword generation includes a database of more than 1.4 billion keywords, including 600 million categorized by searcher intent.
Actuate has released their document indexing, storage, and multi-channel delivery system, Xenos Repository. Content has changed. It has become comprehensive and varied right along with the technology that created it. Actuate Xenos Group technology seeks to address that complexity with business intelligence driven solutions.
ASTM International has engaged Scope eKnowledge Center to provide enhanced smart content services. The agreement includes MARC cataloguing for content.
Zenya has released multiple updates to their keyword platform, which results in improving the clients control to leverage keyword data and eventually their marketing success. Their approach to keyword generation includes a database of more than 1.4 billion keywords, including 600 million categorized by searcher intent.
The National Information Standards Organization (NISO) has announced the publication of a new American National Standard, JATS: Journal Article Tag Suite, ANSI/NISO Z39.96-2012.