Creating Intelligent Content with Lightweight DITA (ATTW Series in Technical and Professional Communication) (English Edition) por Carlos Evia

August 23, 2019

Creating Intelligent Content with Lightweight DITA (ATTW Series in Technical and Professional Communication) (English Edition) por Carlos Evia
Titulo del libro : Creating Intelligent Content with Lightweight DITA (ATTW Series in Technical and Professional Communication) (English Edition)
Fecha de lanzamiento : December 17, 2018
Autor : Carlos Evia
Número de páginas : 236
Editor : Routledge

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Creating Intelligent Content with Lightweight DITA documents the evolution of the Darwin Information Typing Architecture (DITA) – a widely used open standard for structuring technical content. DITA has grown in popularity and features since its origins as an internal grammar for structuring technical documentation at IBM. This book introduces Lightweight DITA (LwDITA, which should be read as "Lightweight DITA") as a proposed version of the DITA standard that reduces its dependence on complex Extensible Markup Language (XML) structures and simplifies its authoring experience. This volume aims to reconcile discrepancies and similarities in methods for authoring content in industry and academia and does so by reporting on DITA’s evolution through the lens of computational thinking, which has been connected in scholarship and media to initiatives for learning to code and programming.


Evia’s core argument is that if technical communicators are trained with principles of rhetorical problem solving and computational thinking, they can create structured content in lightweight workflows with XML, HTML5, and Markdown designed to reduce the learning curve associated with DITA and similar authoring methodologies. At the same time, this book has the goal of making concepts of structured authoring and intelligent content easier to learn and teach in humanities-based writing and communication programs. This book is intended for practitioners and students interested in structured authoring or the DITA standard.