The document aspect of XML



XML uses documents as the transfer mechanism for data. XML is text.

  • Creates large, standardized collections of data that can be processed by text tools
    • Data mining
    • Long-term retrospective trend analyses
    • Business intelligence (BI)
  • Creates an infrastructure in which human beings are still part of the process
    • Troubleshooting
    • Generation of human-readable deliverables (e.g., catalogues)
    • Integration into existing social institutions

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