Content Management

TechWhirl's articles covering the creation, management, publishing, distribution and disposal of content.

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Linking Algorithms and Structured Writing

Deflection points in the content, points in which the reader's "next" may not be the thing that comes next in the linear order of the work. To support information foraging, we may need to deflect to other content or to a different way of finding information using linking algorithms. Continue reading ...

The Reuse Algorithm

When you deliberately create content for reuse, you need to place constraints on the content to be reused and the content that reuses it, and that puts you in the realm of structured writing. Continue reading ...

Algorithms: Separating Content from Formatting

Human beings can execute algorithms. Indeed, computer programs often replace human beings as the performers of algorithms. This is one of the reasons we turn to structured writing, so that we can hand over the tedious and exacting algorithms of writing and publishing to machines. Continue reading ...

Structured Writing: Writing in the Subject Domain

You can write a recipe in the document domain. However, there are specific constraints on the format of a recipe that this approach neither follows nor records. If we want to create different document structures for different media, recording our content in the subject domain gives us that flexibility. Continue reading ...