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Balisage: where serious markup practitioners and theoreticians meet every August. If you are a markup geek and happy to be one, Balisage is the place for you. If you are NOT a markup geek but find it instructive to spend time with them now and then, you will enjoy Balisage.

Balisage: The Markup Conference 2017

1-4 August 2017 — Balisage: The Markup Conference

31 July 2017 — Pre-conference Symposium - topic to be announced

CAMBRiA Hotel & Suites
1 Helen Heneghan Way
Rockville, Maryland 20850

Balisage is an annual conference devoted to the theory and practice of descriptive markup and related technologies for structuring and managing information.

The 2016 program included papers discussing reducing ambiguity in linked-open-data annotations, the visualization of XSLT execution patterns, automatic recognition of grant- and funding-related information in scientific papers, construction of an interactive interface to assist cybersecurity analysts, rules for graceful extension and customization of standard vocabularies, case studies of agile schema development, a report on XML encoding of subtitles for video, an extension of XPath to file systems, handling soft hyphens in historical texts, an automated validity checker for formatted pages, one no-angle-brackets editing interface for scholars of German family names and another for scholars of Roman legal history, and a survey of non-XML markup such as Markdown.

Unfamiliar with Balisage? To get a taste of Balisage, browse the Proceedings' Master Topics List by clicking on the "+" to expand the Concepts, Specifications, or Processes topics lists.

People involved with Balisage

The people making Balisage include markup theoreticians and practitioners, data modelers, designers, architects, and both aficionados and deep thinkers. We work as software developers, system architects, academics, integrators, librarians, data miners, lexicographers, integrators, archivists, document managers, standards developers, programmers, and publishers.

Conference Committee

B. Tommie Usdin, Mulberry Technologies
Deborah A. Lapeyre, Mulberry Technologies
James David Mason, Y-12 National Security Complex
C. M. Sperberg-McQueen, Black Mesa Technologies
Norman Walsh, MarkLogic Corporation

Advisory Board