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Markup systems and the future of scholarly text processing

By James H. Coombs, Allen H. Renear, Steven J. DeRose

Communications of the ACM, Vol. 30 No. 11, Pages 933-947

Markup practices can affect the move toward systems that support scholars in the process of thinking and writing. Whereas procedural and presentational markup systems retard that movement, descriptive markup systems accelerate the pace by simplifying mechanical tasks and allowing the authors to focus their attention on the content.

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