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Day: May 23, 2005

SchemaLogic Releases SchemaLogic Enterprise 3.0

SchemaLogic released its enterprise metadata and taxonomy management platform – SchemaLogic Enterprise 3.0, with additional interface, integration and customization options. SchemaLogic SchemaServer provides an active metadata repository that drives modeling, mapping and synchronization across disparate enterprise systems. Enriching unstructured information through taxonomic metadata, controlled vocabularies and semantic mapping schema leads to information findability and enterprise-level content integration. SchemaLogic Workshop provides business domain experts and technical data architects the ability to model, rationalize and manage the creation, import/export, and synchronization of metadata models and schemas with other applications and systems. Workshop is the user portal into SchemaServer and SchemaLogic Integrator. SchemaLogic Integrator manages the synchronization of metadata to subscribing systems with adaptors. This integration framework provides adapters that communicate directly with subscribing systems, moving reference data, metadata and controlled vocabularies from SchemaServer’s repository. SchemaLogic offers standard adapters for content management, portal, search, categorization, database, XML schema and other enterprise systems.

EMC Updates Documentum Content Classification Software

EMC Corporation announced a new generation of its Content Intelligence Services (CIS), EMC Documentum CIS 5.3, an add-on to the EMC Documentum 5.3 platform. EMC Documentum CIS 5.3 offers classification capabilities that can organize content based on information extraction and business rules, and categorize the content for easier navigation. Distributed competence management is a new capability to Documentum CIS 5.3 that enables customers to leverage human competence of individuals in various functions and distribute the categorization responsibilities across departments within an organization to classify content. A built-in role and user interface allows category owners or experts to manually make a classification decision in cases where the automated rules cannot classify the content with sufficient confidence. Documentum CIS 5.3 supports classification of multi-lingual content by enabling content classification in native languages against native taxonomies. Among the new supported languages are English, German, Italian, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, and Finnish. Documentum CIS 5.3 now includes automotive, chemicals, drug and disease, energy, engineering, energy, legislation, financial, healthcare, high tech, military, and pharmaceutical industry taxonomies, and CRM, HR, IT, legal, marketing and other functional taxonomies. It also provides content classification for any text-based content type including documents, Web content, XML, OCRed images and other content types.

OASIS DITA Technical Committee Seeks your Input

Passing this along from Don Day, Chair of the OASIS DITA Techical Committee:

The OASIS DITA Technical Committee seeks your input on the list of known requirements/enhancements for upcoming DITA TC activity. Your help in ranking this list (or suggesting additional new requirements) will help the TC prioritize the most urgent issues for upcoming DITA 1.1 design work, and beyond. I have posted a list osf the issues currently known to the TC at this location:

Please assess what you consider to be your top 5 requirements and submit those Issue numbers to the DITA TC via the comment form: .
If you have a new issue or requirement not included in this list, please enter it as a separate comment via the comment form. We still need your “top 5” from this list, so read it carefully–most of the known hot issues are in there in one way or another, possibly including yours. There is no need to include more than 5 items in your list at this time; all of the 48 items are candidates for work, but we need to know which are MOST critical for initial work going into DITA 1.1.

This review period opens on May 23 2005 and closes end of day on June 6 2005 (2 weeks).

OpenDocument an OASIS standard, but …

It is excellent news that OASIS has approved OpenDocument as a standard. Hopefully it will also become an ISO standard. However, neither of these mean that it is necessarily the right approach for you. A single schema, no matter how well-designed, will not work for everyone. James Governor is quoted in the release: “One key to success will be the royalty free status of the spec; there are no financial penalties associated with developing to it.” Very true, but Microsoft’s schema is also royalty and cost free, and I believe they have committed (contractually even I think…?) e.g., to the EU, to keep it that way. See more on this here and here.

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