Content Structure

Content Structure and Structured Authoring on TechWhirl

The discipline of structured authoring, or structured writing, evolved out of the particular need to structure and organize complex content for presentation to consumers of that content across various media. This TechWhirl research area provides a cross-section of information that introduces the concepts of content structure and structured writing, as well as tools and best practices for managing and producing content efficiently and effectively.

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This article is part 14 of 14 in the series Understanding and Mastering Structured Writing

Linking Algorithms and Structured Writing

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This article is part 14 of 14 in the series Understanding and Mastering 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.


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This article is part 13 of 14 in the series Understanding and Mastering Structured Writing

Structured Writing Algorithms in the Publishing Process

This article is part 13 of 14 in the series Understanding and Mastering Structured Writing

All structured writing must eventually be published. Pu …


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Strategic Notes On Migrating Your Content Into a DITA CCMS

Unfortunately you can’t simply push a button and magically migrate everything. Complex factors like content types, formats, locations, and more, present challenges, and opportunities. Develop your content migration strategy with these key notes in mind.


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This article is part 12 of 14 in the series Understanding and Mastering Structured Writing

The Reuse Algorithm

This article is part 12 of 14 in the series Understanding and Mastering Structured Writing

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.


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With the advent and growth of digital media, technical communication and content management professionals are challenged to find better ways to produce and manage content. They aim use structured writing to produce reusable content more efficiently, reduce duplication and rework, and to support more efficient localization and translation.

Arising out of the development of Standard Generalized Markup Language (SGML) in the late 1990′s, structured writing makes use of consistent rules of syntax, metadata, and markup to group and organize content into information types such as concept, task and reference. Authors who practice structured writing make use of approaches such as topic-based writing and minimalism to support the overall content structure.


 

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