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SiberSafe DITA Edition

SiberLogic Announces SiberSafe DITA Edition

Semantic Knowledge Modeling And Robust, Feature-Rich XML CMS Offer Outstanding Functionality to DITA Documentation Teams

November 15, 2005. XML 2005 Conference & Expo. Atlanta, GA, USA.

SiberLogic, an established provider of innovative XML content technology, and XML 2005 Gold Sponsor, today announces the DITA Edition of its flagship content management system, SiberSafe — the only DITA solution on the market today that combines semantic knowledge modeling with a robust, feature-rich CMS.

About semantic knowledge modeling

Semantic knowledge modeling is the development of a set of facts and their relationships that captures and formalizes all essential technical knowledge about a product. Upfront semantic modeling by the subject matter expert efficiently ensures accuracy and completeness in content development, and enables that content to be retrieved and absorbed in new and flexible ways by diverse consumers.

Semantic modeling ensures accuracy of DITA topics

Semantic knowledge modeling is ideal for DITA's topic-based approach to content development. Using SiberSafe Visual Modeler, knowledge is contributed directly into the semantic model by the subject matter expert, leaving no possibility of factual misinterpretation. The user interface is optimized for DITA-compliant topics and components, and can be pre-populated with concepts, tasks, and references that support individual specialization requirements. This shields the SME from the complexities of DITA whilst ensuring precise content development planning and production. Information can be incrementally added to the semantic model as it becomes available during the product development lifecycle, so there is no need to wait until all information is available before starting the modeling process.

Auto-generation of DITA topics shortens timescales

Once the model is complete, draft topics can be automatically generated, greatly expediting the authoring process. The unambiguous presentation of all facts and relationships minimizes the iterations required between subject matter expert and author/s. Time is saved in both authoring and QA, and overall project timescales are dramatically shortened.

SiberSafe assumptions management keeps DITA content current

SiberSafe is the only DITA solution that offers Assumptions Management functionality. SiberSafe establishes associations between topics and appropriate parts of the semantic model, and will automatically notify topic owners about any relevant changes in the model. This makes it easy to maintain the accuracy of DITA content as changes are made by the engineering team to the underlying technology product.

SiberSafe DITA Edition is feature-rich, and built for teams

SiberSafe streamlines fundamental processes such as version and workflow control, collaborative authoring and review, translation management, and more. Content can be authored both online and offline using a variety of authoring tools, including ready-made integrations with Blast Radius XMetaL, Arbortext Epic, and Adobe FrameMaker 7.2, and output to a variety of different formats, including IETP/IETM, SCORM, PDF, HTML, and PowerPoint, for delivery on paper, CD-ROM, or online. SiberSafe supports predefined templates for the easy creation of topics and topic maps that conform to your DITA specialization, and enables fragment-level management of complex topic maps or complex hierarchical topics.

SiberSafe DITA Edition makes content navigation easy

The semantic modeling of DITA content makes it navigable in new ways. Publication to SiberSafe's innovative semantically-enabled Knowledge Base offers unparalleled access to online or CD-ROM based DITA content via semantics-driven search and discovery mechanisms such as:

  • Semantics Browser (browse by structural view, functional view, etc.)
  • Semantic Search Queries (drill down on components, SNS codes, etc.)
  • Full text metadata-driven proximity-sensitive keyword search queries
  • Interactive Expert System powered by the semantics-based inference engine

SiberSafe DITA Edition modeling technology is built on the open W3C Semantic Web standards RDF and OWL, so organizations are not locked into a proprietary solution once a significant volume of knowledge has been captured.

More information:


Sandi Castle
Director, Marketing & Communications
SiberLogic, Inc.
Tel: +1 905 761 7334

About SiberLogic

Based in Toronto, Canada, SiberLogic is an established innovator in XML content technology. SiberSafe, our flagship product, is the only product on the market today that integrates a robust XML content management system with an RDF/OWL-based semantic enablement platform, dramatically increasing the efficiency of both the content development and retrieval processes.

Designed specifically for technical authoring teams, SiberSafe streamlines the capture, packaging and delivery of knowledge from those who own it (such as product designers), to those who need it (such as operators, support specialists, and maintenance engineers), with full support for industry standards that include DocBook, DITA, S1000D, and SCORM.

With customer installations serving hundreds of users in defense, aerospace, finance, manufacturing, and technology, SiberSafe is emerging as a class-leading, sophisticated, yet cost-effective solution for managing the content and knowledge within corporate and technical publications.

Prepared by Robin Cover for The XML Cover Pages archive. General references in "Darwin Information Typing Architecture (DITA XML)."

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