XML-based Content Lifecycle Management

A large amount of text documents are created in MS Word-like word processing program, nicely formatted and paginated. These documents include both content and formatting. Surely, everyone has had a problem when copying data from one document to another and styles were mixed up.

Changing way of creating textual information

The solution to this problem is XML (Extensible Markup Language), which is a W3C recommendation since 1998. This technology allows marking each piece of the information individually, and eliminates using formatting instructions. XML has another powerful tool. These specific markups can be incorporated into sets of rules, this way a program can decide whether a document conforms to the expected structure or not. In recent years a lot of additional recommendations built on XML were introduced and supported by different programs.

In our solutions, we provide full XML support and services.

Long live content

Using XML technology is cost-effective when text information is valuable in long-term and its ongoing maintenance is necessary and important. The content lifecycle management follows information from creation, though editorial processes and publication. During this long procedure, many steps can be automated.

Optimizing the workflow of the content’s lifecycle, a company can provide employees and customers high quality information service.

Typical use of XML technology: legal materials management, technical documentation, big companies’ internal rules, and last but not least the production and maintenance of dictionaries, encyclopedias.


The content management solutions are based on the principles of information logistics: processing, integration, search and traverse of a structured and unstructured data. Users will find the information they need, at the moment when they need it.

During processing (export or publication), the content is tailor-made according to fixed rules, and data display is optimized for the desired the media. Thus, the same text content unit can appear on the Web, book, or even a mobile phone screen.

To built effective rules it is essential to add appropriate metadata to information units so content lifecycle management, knowledge and information access management are often integrated. Meta-information can be treated using the XML technology, making it easy to manage it together with the textual information.

In content lifecycle management solutions we use Content Lifecycle Suitedeveloped by Attensity.