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Re: [xml-dev] Percentage of XML documents exclusively processed bymachines?

Given that in any medium to large organization there is likely  
inefficient counting, it's difficult to answer.   In ours, it is a  
question of how many humans see information prior to creating the XML  
we deliver and here the answer is very few (two) and of those, only  
one can actually process all of them by virtue of actually  
understanding XML technologies.  Thus the tagger/architect  
distinction.  This is technical publishing.

I spent the last month building a conversion system simple enough to  
enable others to process the XML out of the source documents so we  
could enable others to do this work and reduce the reentry of the  
source data and turn tagging into assembly and clean up.


Quoting "Costello, Roger L." <costello@mitre.org>:

> Hi Folks,
> What percentage of XML documents are exclusively processed by machines?
> Allow me to explain what I mean by "exclusively processed by machines."
> First, consider the opposite - XML documents that are processed by  
> humans. An XML document is received and then displayed directly to a  
> human. Or the XML document is received, transformed to a visually  
> friendly form such as HTML, and then the visually friendly form is  
> displayed to a human.
> XML documents that are exclusively processed by machines don't have  
> a human in the loop. An XML document is received and then processed  
> by a machine. No human ever sees the XML.
> Are there any statistics on the  percentage of XML documents that  
> are exclusively processed by machines?
> I'll take a wild guess and say that 99% of all XML documents are  
> exclusively processed by machines. Is that a reasonable estimate?
> /Roger
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