Paper: XMLTrans: A Java-Based XML Transformation Language For Structured Data

ACL ID C00-2173
Title XMLTrans: A Java-Based XML Transformation Language For Structured Data
Venue International Conference on Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 2000
Authors

The recently completed MLIS DieoPro project addressed the need tbr a uniform, platform- independent interface for: accessing multiple dic- tionaries and other lexical resources via the In- ternet/intranets. Lexical data supplied by dic- tionary publishers for the project was in a vari- ety of SGML forn]ats. In order to transforrn this data to a convenient standard format (IJTML), a high level transformation language was devel- oped. This language is simple to use, yet power- ful enough to perlbrm complex transformations not possible with similar transformation tools. XMLTrans provides rooted/recursive transduc- tions, simila.r to tr,~nsducers used for na.tura.l language translation. The tool is written in standard.lava and is available to the general public.