The Single Sourcing Algorithm

Single sourcing was one of the earliest motivations for structured writing. However, the term single sourcing gets used to mean different things, all of which involve a single source in one way or another, but which use different approaches and achieve different ends. To make life easier, I distinguish three main meanings of single sourcing […] 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 ...

Structured Writing Algorithms in the Publishing Process

All structured writing must eventually be published. Publishing structured content mean transforming it from the domain in which it was created (subject domain, document domain, or the abstract end of the media domain) to the most concrete end of the media domain spectrum: dots on paper or screen. In almost all structured writing tools, this […] Continue reading ...

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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 ...