Markup Vocabulary Customization
a Balisage pre-conference symposium

Monday, 29 July 2019
CAMBRiA Hotel, Rockville, MD USA

Many shared XML vocabularies are built to be customized. That is, users are provided with a vocabulary, a grammar, and some documentation. Various aspects of any or all of these may be modifiable by the user. Customization mechamisms often include methods to:

Not all vocabularies provide all customization capabilities, and they frequently provide them via different mechanisms.

This symposium will examine various customization mechanisms and their ecosystems. How are structures added/subtracted/changed? Are customization tools provided? Is there support for documenting customizations? How does a user know which customizations would “break” the tool or vocabulary? Can you easily compare a customization to the base vocabulary? To another customization?

Experts on several well-known XML markup vocabularies for textual documents will compare and contrast the customization mechanisms those provide, followed by presentations on the broader topic of vocabulary customization.

Call for Participation

Do you work with a customizeable markup vocabulary? Tell us about it! Click here for the Call for Participation

Chair: Syd Bauman, Northeastern University DSG