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Examining standardised XML validation methods against an industry vocabulary: improvement of XLIFF 2 roundtrip workflows through effective schema design

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dc.contributor.advisor Filip, David
dc.contributor.advisor Torre, Giuseppe Saadatfar, Soroush 2017-09-27T14:58:27Z 2017-09-27T14:58:27Z 2017
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract The concept of automation has dramatically changed after the machine-to-machine communication was established in mid 20th century and Information Systems were enabled to form networks and exchange data. Like any form of communication, protocols (standards) are an essential part of such networks and compatibility with the defined protocol is the most fundamental requirement for facilitating an effective exchange environment. With the exponential advancement of processing technologies over the past years, contemporary information systems are capable of targeting complicated tasks within an automated workflow. The components of such workflow are in constant interaction and, therefore, reliable exchange standards for effective storage of the structured data play a vital role in enabling interoperability. However, as standards improve to cover the emerging requirements and to provide solutions for new demands, conforming to standards with complex data models is a non-trivial subject. To overcome conformance issues, which blocks semantic interoperability, the literature suggests defining the standards using machine-readable schema. This research, conducted in line with design and development methodology, represents our work on delivering the machine-readable specification of OASIS XLIFF 2.1, a business-driven and XML-based standard. This standard is the most widely adopted exchange format in the localisation world and provides a platform for storage of translatable content and the associated metadata. The result of this work, an advanced validation platform based on standardised and declarative methods, is included in the Specification of the standard as normative. This work improves the state-of-the-art of the standard by providing machine-readable and platform independent artefacts that can be used by all users to guarantee an interoperable environment for XLIFF-based workflows. This dissertation contributes to knowledge by providing a detailed study of XML validation methods, discovering gaps in the related literature and also by examining schema languages, especially Schematron, against business-driven rules. Finally, this work attempts to highlight the expressivity and capability of standardised XML schema languages, which lack fundamental research, and we hope that the results of this work would promote their wide adoption by providing useful guidelines. The validation platform for XLIFF 2.1 represents a unique work, by scale and official recognition, which is based on standardised and declarative methods. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher University of Limerick en_US
dc.subject automation en_US
dc.subject machine en_US
dc.subject processing en_US
dc.subject technologies en_US
dc.title Examining standardised XML validation methods against an industry vocabulary: improvement of XLIFF 2 roundtrip workflows through effective schema design en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/doctoralThesis en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_published_reviewed en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_theses_dissertations en_US
dc.contributor.sponsor SFI en_US
dc.relation.projectid 12/CE/12267 en_US
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US

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