Quality assurance of technical documentation is often ensured by means of the four-eyes principle. However, time and time again, small errors or imprecisions still find their way into texts, even after careful checking. It would be useful to conduct an automated check according to formal rules, such as upper/lower case in headings. This is what the validation language Schematron (an ISO/IEC standard) does. It provides the opportunity to analyse and check text content available in XML, both automatically and with sensitivity to context. Continue reading
We have all been through this: Your documents passed all reviews, any corrections were entered to the best of your knowledge. The document returns from printing. The first person to look at it instantly spots at least three mistakes. In fact exactly the same ones that all those involved in the process had already overlooked the last time.
Or: Your service provider delivers the documents created by him shortly before editorial deadline and again not all specifications from the editorial style guide have been observed.