eXtensible Markup Language (XML)

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ArcGIS is a suite of software that comprises of Desktop GIS, Server GIS, Mobile GIS, and ArcGIS Online. ArcGIS is a platform for building a complete geographic information system (GIS) that lets you easily create, edit, and analyse geographic knowledge on the desktop; publish data, maps, globes and models to a GIS server and/or share them online; and use them on the desktop, on the Web, or in the field.

Features:

  • View and query maps
  • Manipulate shapefiles and geodatabases
Code license: Closed source
Last updated: 7 Jun 2016

Geographically Encoded Objects for RSS feeds. GeoRSS was designed as a lightweight, community driven way to extend existing feeds with geographic information.

As RSS and Atom become more prevalent as a way to publish and share information, it becomes increasingly important that location is described in an interoperable manner so that applications can request, aggregate, share and map geographically tagged feeds.
RSS Map of Digital Humanities centers

Last updated: 7 Jun 2016

A software application that enables a user to search, manipulate and publish large SGML/XML documents. Anastasia was developed within an academic context to enable the manipulation of a single, large mark-up documents or a set of documents. It utilises two methods to interpret the structure of a mark-up document: First, it uses pattern-matching algorithms to process a hierarchical tree, similar to other XML software applications; Second, it interprets the document structure as a series of sequential 'events' which must be processed.

Code license: Open source, GNU GPL
Last updated: 23 Feb 2016

A Python-based XML web publishing framework which enables dynamic pipelining of XSLT transformations. Data is processed by an XML pipeline composed of several WSGI applications and middleware components.

Features:

  • Apache Cocoon Sitemap 1.0 compatible
  • WSGI modularity
  • URI pattern matching
Code license: Open source, GNU GPL
Last updated: 26 Jan 2016

A cross-platform XML editor that may be used to create and validate XML documents and associated schema. It fully supports XSL (both XSLT and FO), DTD, Schema (Relax RNG and W3C), Database, XQuery and CSS. OXygen XML Editor works with all XML-based technologies, including XML databases, XProc pipelines, and web services and comes with ready-to-use DITA, DocBook, TEI, and XHTML support.

Frequently updated and supported, and with a very large set of features, this software tool has proved popular with digital humanists.

Code license: Closed source
Last updated: 10 Sep 2015

A visual development tool for creating, publishing, and managing websites and mobile content: Dreamweaver offers a graphics-based WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You GET pronounced wizzywig) and code-based user interface for the development of web pages and sites. The tool may be used to simplify the process of web site development (in comparison to creation of individual web pages), through the provision of a templating system that allows single-source update of shared code and layout across entire sites without server-side includes or scripting.

Features:

Code license: Closed source
Last updated: 9 Aug 2015

A general-purpose high-level programming language that places an emphasis upon code readability. Python supports a number of development models, including object oriented, imperative, and functional design. It provides automatic memory management and a fully dynamic type system.
Features:

  • Very clear, readable syntax
  • Strong introspection capabilities
  • Intuitive object orientation
  • Natural expression of procedural code
Last updated: 22 May 2015

Oracle Database is a powerful and extensive relational database management system (RDBMS). There are restrictions on the free version of the software.
Features:

  • Supports symmetric multiprocessing (SMP)
  • Stores data logically in the form of tablespaces and physically in the form of datafiles
  • Transportable tablespaces
  • Advanced Queuing (AQ)
  • 64-bit database
  • Data Mining Option
Code license: Closed source
Last updated: 22 Mar 2015

The UVic Image Markup Tool allows you to "describe and annotate images, and store the resulting data in TEI XML files," all within a "simple enough interface that it can be used by people with little or no experience in editing XML code." Designed to be Windows-only, but can be successfully run on Linux using Wine. Guenther Goerz has created a Mac version of the Image Markup Tool using Wine Bottler (it's a large download).

Last updated: 29 Dec 2014

xMod is a desktop application which can transform a repository of XML into a completely finished website.
The entire process can be setup and run to produce a basic website assuming some prerequisites:

  • A set of valid XML files. These would normally comply with a TEI DTD.
  • a configuration script that indicates the relationship between files
  • A 'personality pack' (CSS and image files) that determine its visual appearance. However if they are not present, the completed website falls back on a default look and feel.
Code license: Open source, GNU GPL, GNU GPL v2
Last updated: 29 Dec 2014

PostgreSQL is a powerful, open source object-relational database system running on all major platforms. Support for native programming interfaces for C/C++, Java, .Net, Perl, Python, Ruby, Tcl and ODBC among others.
Features:

Last updated: 29 Dec 2014

XML-based software application for structured authoring and editing documents and content collaboration.


Features:

  • Spellchecker, thesaurus, track changes and other word processing functionality
  • Configurable document view (normal, tagged, plain text)
  • Resource Manager may be used to locate and insert items such as image files and text fragments.
  • Last updated: 29 Dec 2014

    TextPad is a text editor. It may be used as a basic text editor, web page editor, or as part of a programming IDE.

    Features:

    • Universal Naming Convention (UNC) style names support
    • Files up to the limits of 32-bit virtual memory can be edited
    • Spell checker with dictionaries in 10 languages
    • Multi file editing support
    • Commands to change case, and transpose words, characters and lines
    • Commands to indent blocks of text, split or join lines, and insert whole files
    • Change tracking
    Last updated: 29 Dec 2014

    Apache Subversion Version System (SVN) is an open source version control system. Access and revision to objects are carefully controlled, to prevent unauthorized access and alteration. Developers use SVN to maintain current and historical versions of files such as source code, web pages, and documentation.

    Their Vision:

    Code license: Apache License
    Last updated: 29 Dec 2014

    CHET-C, or Chapel Hill Electronic Text-Converter, is a browser based software tool designed to convert digital texts that employ standard epigraphic conventions such as the Leiden sigla into EpiDoc-compliant XML files.

    The tool can be accessed online at http://www.stoa.org/projects/epidoc/stable/chetc-js/chetc.html. Fragments of epigraphic text using standard sigla (eg Leiden convention markup) are pasted into the tool and Epidoc compliant XML is generated.

    Code license: Open source, GNU GPL
    Last updated: 29 Dec 2014

    A structured text editor that may be used to create, edit, validate and convert XML and SGML documents. EpcEdit contains an integrated validating parser, an editor for CALS and HTML tables, an attribute editor and an element manipulation tool.

    Features:

    Code license: GNU GPL, Open source
    Last updated: 29 Dec 2014

    XSugar is a proof of concept tool for mapping textual content between a flat file schema and XML format. It performs statistical analysis to establish if transformations between the two formats are bi-directional, enabling content that has been converted into an XML format to be re-exported to the original flat file structure, or vice-versa. To validate the conversion, a schema must exist for source and destination formats, e.g. a bespoke XFlat encoded XML document that contains a definition of the structure of a class of flat files, an XML schema.

    Features:

    Code license: GNU GPL, Open source
    Last updated: 29 Dec 2014
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