markup language


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markup language

[′märk‚əp ‚laŋ·gwij]
(computer science)
A set of rules and procedures for markup.

markup language

A set of labels that are embedded within text to distinguish individual elements or groups of elements for display or identification purposes. The labels are typically known as "tags."

For rendering (displaying and printing), markup languages indicate where font and other layout changes start and stop. For content identification, markup languages turn a text document into the equivalent of a database record in which individual data elements can be located for processing. In a database, elements are placed in a predefined structure. In a document, data elements reside in a freeform structure like text and must be identified with tags that mark their beginning and end.

It All Started with SGML
SGML is the granddaddy markup language that served as the foundation for HTML and XML. HTML is used for rendering the document, and XML is used for identifying the content of the document. See XML vocabulary, microformat, SGML, HTML and XML.
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From these efforts came a number of voice markup languages, including VoxML from Motorola (see the November, 1998 issue of CTR) and, more recently, IBM's SpeechML, which provides a speech interface for browsers and ships with some IBM PCs.
The Speech Synthesis Markup Language (SSML), a W3C Recommendation since 2004, is designed to provide a rich, XML-based markup language for assisting the generation of synthetic speech in Web and other applications.
0 to the W3C's Voice Browser Working Group, which agreed to adopt it as the basis for the development of a W3C dialog markup language.
com and is the first time the artificial intelligence markup language has been simplified and deployed for use by small business owners.
Ascentium Corporation, a leading northwest technology and marketing consulting firm, today announced it has completed the acquisition of LMJ Consulting LLC, a Redmond-based technology firm specializing in interactive, data-driven software solutions using Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) and eXtensible Markup Language (XML).
6,882,995, entitled Automatic Query and Transformative Process, to Vignette for its unique method of retrieving information in a markup language through a query engine and presenting the information in any targeted markup language.