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Keith Williams keith29 at usa.net
Wed Sep 14 08:45:05 PDT 2005

Dear Rich,

I am on the Perl mailing list, and got your email a couple of weeks ago. 

I would be very interested in seeing your drafts on MBD. I am on the board of
an organization that advocates for the visually-impaired, and I am looking for
ways to automatically re-structure and convert documentation to various media
(e.g. visual text to audio, images to text descriptions).  I see the creation
of a good document model to be an important part of this process. 

Thank you very much for your time. 

Keith M. Williams
keith29 at usa.net 

------ Original Message ------
Received: Sat, 03 Sep 2005 10:43:22 PM PDT
From: Rich Morin <rdm at cfcl.com>
To: sanfrancisco-pm at pm.org
Subject: [sf-perl] "Model-Based Documentation" series

I've been working on a series of articles which I am hoping to get
published (online).  Hence, I don't want my draft versions to be
slashdotted, etc.  OTOH, I've been working in a bit of a vacuum, so
some feedback would help.  A lot.

The topic, in any event, is "Model-Based Documentation" (my term :-).
Here's the lead-in for the first article:

   Model-Based Documentation (MBD) is an integrated approach to the
   design and development of semi-automated document production systems.
   Specifically, MBD uses a consistent "system model" (at various levels
   of abstraction) to provide conceptual clarity, ease navigation, and
   guide the development process.

   MBD bridges the gap between traditional documentation and report
   generation techniques, leveraging the strengths of each. It works
   well for generating timely, integrated, and detailed documentation
   for large systems. At the same time, it facilitates the rapid
   prototyping of specialized documents and reports. Although I have
   only used MBD in a software development context, I believe it to be
   applicable to any substantial system that depends extensively on

If this sounds interesting, drop me a note and I'll give you the URL
for the current drafts.

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