Inmedius Advisor SGML+XML Quality Assurance Solution Enhanced
Pittsburgh, PA - Inmedius, Inc. announces the latest release of Inmedius Advisor, an advanced software tool that enables an organization to ensure the quality of its SGML and XML documents through the use of extensive quality validation rules. The latest Advisor release, Version 1.1, adds XML Path Language (XPath) rules, allows for logical groupings of rules, and expands attribute and reference validation options.
With Advisor v1.1, technical documentation authors can select an XPath rule and then customize it to their requirements. XPath is a language for finding information and navigating through elements and attributes in an XML document. Another new software feature allows users to logically group their validation rules into 'AND/OR' combinations. Other Advisor enhancements include additional rules that extend the ability to check, verify and compare attributes.
The easy-to-use program automates quality assurance, so that publication authors no longer have to manually check each and every document. Advisor provides the ability to configure custom content rules that go beyond basic syntax checking, from an extensive library of validation templates. Content rules are created in the graphical interface, SGML or XML documents are selected to validate, and Advisor takes care of the rest. Authors receive a detailed report of each problem, so they can easily update content.
"Inmedius Advisor is used throughout the technical publishing industry, by a broad spectrum of organizations in diverse market sectors, to meet a variety of customer needs," stated Sean Rushing, Product Marketing Manager, Inmedius, Inc. "A major publisher who compiles legal documents from various XML sources recently adopted Advisor to ensure that these complex documents meet its strict quality assurance requirements. Advisor's automated process significantly reduces time to publication while simultaneously increasing document quality. Advisor was also selected by a leading supplier of systems for the aviation industry. The quality assurance solution is used to ensure that data content conforms to business rules and standards for the Airbus A400M, a four-engine turbo prop military transport and tanker."
Available in both desktop and server versions, Advisor delivers new heights in quality assurance. The desktop version can integrate with Arbortext Editor, Adobe FrameMaker, Altova XMLSpy and other SGML and XML editors. The server version provides a Web service that can fully integrate the quality assurance cycle into existing production processes and workflows.
For a complete document lifecycle solution, Advisor Server integrates seamlessly with both Inmedius S1000Dmanager and Inmedius Horizon. Manager, part of the seven-module Inmedius S1000D Publishing Suite, is a comprehensive management system offering extensive features that provide a framework for controlling the development of technical data utilizing S1000D" publishing concepts. A business process driven solution, Horizon is a technical publication production system that delivers the tools and information needed to comprehensively manage a technical documentation operation.