XML and DITA

XML solutions for you

You need XML-based documentation created with open-source solutions such as DITA or DocBook? You want to work with your own XML schema or generate publication formats in your company layout?

We develop solutions that exactly meet your requirements. This includes customizing XML document type definitions as well as XSL transformations that allow you to generate publication formats such as PDF, HTML or webhelp. Benefit from our in-depth knowledge of XML and our vast experience with DITA, DocBook & Co.

  • We customize XML document type definitions (RELAX NG, schema and DTD) to meet the needs of your organization. 
  • We develop company-specific frameworks for working with XML editors such as Oxygen XML Author and Adobe FrameMaker. 
  • We develop plug-ins for the DITA Open Toolkit to create publications in your company layout, e.g. in PDF or as webhelp.
  • We develop plug-ins for creating iiRDS packages.
  • We program XSL scripts for the transformation of XML data and the migration of legacy content to XML.

You want to start immediately? Use our service package parson Smart Content!

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Start writing immediately! parson Authoring includes a selection of the most commonly used DITA structures for technical documentation.

Legacy data to XML

Make migration easy

You have successfully switched to XML-based authoring or introduced a component content management system (CCMS) – and now want to transfer your existing documents into the new environment?

We help you with migration and take over editorial work so that you can be up and running quickly in the new environment.

  • We program scripts for conversion of existing content and legacy data into XML formats, e.g. for Word, LaTeX, and FrameMaker.
  • We support you with restructuring existing documentation: away from big documents to smaller topics.
  • We analyze the existing documentation for reuse potential so that content can be used efficiently in XML authoring environments.
  • We develop and apply the metadata classification in your XML authoring environment, for filtering and content delivery.
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From Word to XML in Four Steps Many companies start producing their documentation in Word, and this works well for small manuals. But over time, as products change and grow, small manuals suddenly have hundreds…

Knowledge modeling

Create linked information

Whether a help portal or a service application: intelligently linking knowledge and data from different areas of the company and making them easily accessible is becoming more and more important in technical communication.

Semantic technologies make this possible: ontologies enable modeling of complex knowledge on products, target groups and types of information. Ontologies from different domains can be linked, so that you can combine documentation metadata with product or service information.

Your advantage: you can provide targeted information and users find their information quickly and easily. Intelligent content delivery thus creates extra value for your product.

  • We develop knowledge models for your technical documentation, your product data, and other domains.
  • We develop taxonomies and ontologies for you, also in RDFS and OWL.
  • We link ontologies from different domains.
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iiRDS

Smart delivery

Do you want to adopt the new standard iiRDS for smart content delivery?

We develop an iiRDS metadata concept with you and support you in implementing iiRDS-compliant content delivery:

  • From your CMS
  • Based on open information architectures such as DITA
  • From existing documents in PDF and other formats

You can rely on our knowledge and experience with iiRDS. From the very beginning, parson has played a leading role in developing the standard and is a member of the iiRDS Steering Committee.

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Create iiRDS packages! With parson iiRDS, you create documentation that is fit for Industry 4.0! Because intelligent content is the key.

Markdown

Developers love it

Create developer documentation quickly and easily, and publish directly to online platforms. Markdown is the markup language of choice for this.

We support your developers in creating technical documentation parallel to the software without much effort. So they can fully concentrate on their development tasks.

  • We create templates for developer documentation in Markdown.
  • We develop a suitable documentation infrastructure that fits your development tools, following the docs-as-code approach.
  • We support you in integrating documentation tools into commonly used development environments.

Our tools: GitHub, GitLab, Atlassian product family, Jekyll, ReSpec, Eclipse, and others.

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Developer documentation: the necessary evil? Anna M. is a software engineer. She has just started working for a company that develops custom add-ons for an out-of-the-box financial software solution. For developing the…

Wiki development

Structure for team work

Wikis help you develop and publish knowledge as a team. They can also be used for technical documentation.

A wiki needs a solid structure, templates and metadata to prevent information from becoming chaotic. This ensures that your users quickly find the information they need. Together with you, we create exactly the wiki that suits your needs.

  • We develop templates and forms for you to collect content and metadata in the wiki in a structured manner.
  • We develop query scripts to clearly present and summarize content.
  • We create navigation concepts to help users intuitively navigate the wiki.

Our tools: MediaWiki, Semantic MediaWiki, Confluence

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Chaotic wiki vs. structured authoring Wikis are old, and old are the problems that wiki authors and readers struggle with. Collaborative authoring in wikis might tap new synergies but often the outcome is as chaotic…