To the tune of “Are You Going to Scarborough Fair:”
Are you going to Balisage?
Parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme.
Remember me to one who is there,
she once was a true love of mine.
Tell her to make me an XML shirt,
Parsley, sage, rosemary, and thyme;
Without any seam or binary code,
Then she shall be a true lover of mine.
Oh, sorry! There you will see:
- higher-order functions in XSLT
- Schematron to enforce consistency constraints
- relation of the XML stack (the XDM data model) to JSON
- integrating JSON support into XDM-based technologies like XPath, XQuery, and XSLT
- XML and non-XML syntaxes for programming languages and documents
- type introspection in XQuery
- using XML to control processing in a document management system
- standardizing use of XQuery to support RESTful web interfaces
- RDF to record relations among TEI documents
- high-performance knowledge management system using an XML database
- a corpus of overlap samples
- an XSLT pipeline to translate non-XML markup for overlap into XML
- comparative entropy of various representations of XML
- interoperability of XML in web browsers
- XSLT extension functions to validate OCL constraints in UML models
- ontological analysis of documents
- statistical methods for exploring large collections of XML data
Balisage is an annual conference devoted to the theory and practice of descriptive markup and related technologies for structuring and managing information. Participants typically include XML users, librarians, archivists, computer scientists, XSLT and XQuery programmers, implementers of XSLT and XQuery engines and other markup-related software, Topic-Map enthusiasts, semantic-Web evangelists, members of the working groups which define the specifications, academics, industrial researchers, representatives of governmental bodies and NGOs, industrial developers, practitioners, consultants, and the world’s greatest concentration of markup theorists. Discussion is open, candid, and unashamedly technical.
The Balisage 2012 Program is now available at: http://www.balisage.net/2012/Program.html