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[ba-ohs-talk] Virtual HyperGlossary (VHG), incl. the VirtualXML Glossary

Re: Keyword indexing

Any familiarity with VHG? ... based on the following, will it be of any help?

- John

Terminology in a Global Context- The Virtual Hypertext Glossary (VHG) & XML
< http://www.vhg.org.uk/ >
The Virtual HyperGlossary (VHG) is a simple (80/20) mechanism to use terminology for document enhancement and knowledge capture.

Screenshots of VHG in action
http://www.vhg.org.uk/pub/xmldev/index.html >

"VHG can take legacy files and write specific scripts to convert them to XML. Syntactic analysis determines the components of the legacy, and Semantic analysis determines how they are related and also mapped onto ISO12620 data categories. VHGScript is an XML document which controls automatic conversion, and EditScript are amendements to make specific changes. This allows repeated conversions (e.g. for versions). After conversion, VHG toolls can automatically extract dictionaries, indexes, and links within and between dictionaries."
http://www.vhg.org.uk/dict/legacy_frame.html >

"VHG(TM) is a non-profit making organisation and the software is free for nonprofit, educational or library purposes (see copyright statement).
http://www.vhg.org.uk/home/copyright_frame.html >

The VHG technology supports processes in this diagram:
http://www.vhg.org.uk/home/services_frame.html >

... "The Virtual Hyperglossary was a collaborative virtual project to provide a distributed set of glossaries (terminological databases) on the WWW. This collaborative effort with experts from several countries, grew into the non-profit making organisation (VHG) that it is today."

Advanced Features:
http://www.vhg.org.uk/home/advanced_frame.html >

"The VHG(TM) is a novel, simple approach to increasing knowledge creation and retrieval on the Web. We believe that terminology (dictionaries, glossaries, etc.) is a key tool in capturing knowledge and the VHG(TM) makes this as simple as possible. Our organisation offers Web-oriented terminological services to groups such as learned societies or companies creating their intranets. Because the VHG uses XML as its basis, it is simple and universally applicable."

"The VHG(TM) aims are to co-operate in a programme of collaborative research and development, organisation and maintenance in the following:

1.A technology for distributed terminological resources based on XML and the use of the subset of ISO FDIS 12620 data categories.

2.Glossaries containing textual, non-textual technical information and the potential for full hypermedia using XML-LINK.

3.Proof of concept through several glossaries including protein structure, crystallography and ISO FDIS 12620 terms.

4.A uniform, robust, scalable architecture including intra- and inter-glossary hyperlinks.

5.Support for multimedia such as molecules and images.

6.Glossaries which can be viewed with any XML browser including JUMBO (Java/XML) browser.

7.Automatic mark up of HTML documents providing links to distributed glossaries.

8.A set of simple but powerful information components and tools for creating information resources.

The VirtualXML glossary.
This has been contstructed as a collaborative exercise between VHG and CMLC to support the VirtualXML learning community (see http://www.cmlconsulting.com). About 150 terms have been abstracted from the XML specifcations and organised in a linear fashion (there is no structure at present). The fully operational glossary not only provides definitions for the terms and adds notes and examples, but also provides hyperlinks into the W3C specs (not shown here).
http://www.vhg.org.uk/examples/vxml_frame.html >

More info:
Please contact VHG at mailto:admin@vhg.org.uk