Intelligent content is content which is not limited to one purpose, technology, or output. It’s content that is structurally rich and semantically aware and is therefore discoverable, reusable, reconfigurable and adaptable. It’s content that helps you and your customers get the job done. It’s content that works for you and it’s limited only by your imagination.
In recent years, with increased interest in the use of Extensible Markup Language (XML) for content and the rising popularity of the Darwin Information Typing Architecture (DITA) standard, content creators have begun freeing their content from the trappings of unstructured documents by leveraging structured XML component-based content and pairing it with XQuery, a programming language designed to help us find, manipulate, extract and render content found in XML files. Today, we can do so much more than just full-text search. In a short time, we’ve gone from documents as black boxes to intelligent content that is structurally rich and semantically aware and is therefore automatically discoverable, reusable, reconfigurable and adaptable.