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Supratext LLC
43 Michaelson Drive
Mount Laurel, New Jersey 08054
+1 856.787.9090

Logical Publishing

Our logical publishing architecture, and related methodology framework, is the foundation of successful implementations at many companies. Let us show you how it can improve efficiency, reduce risk, and survive both the changing technology landscape and your ever-evolving business needs.

Publishing Architecture

We designed and implemented a complete modular publishing architecture for a manufacturer's technical documentation. The main components (authoring, storage, document assembly, and formatting) guided the selection of products for the initial implementation and resulted in immediate efficiencies in production processes.

The architecture was tested when the client's preferred content management vendor could no longer service the account. We then integrated a new CMS without changing the underlying architecture, and continued operations with minimal disruption. Since that time, we've added support for another editing tool and a completely new formatting engine.


We advocate native XML authoring and content creation whenever possible. Whether you're working with DITA, an industry-specific document type, or your own proprietary structures, defining the semantic structures within your content enables and enhances the automated processing of that content.

Validating content against a defined data model (a DTD or schema) is the key to ensuring the value of that content — but it all means nothing if the content model is incomplete or inadequate for your requirements.

Content Management

How you store your content is the keystone of your publishing architecture. From the abundance of choices, we'll help you identify the best match for your content and your business environment. Some platforms are extensible, thus more forgiving if you don't know all of your requirements from day one. Still, there are wrong answers out there — some in absolute terms, and some that may be simply wrong for your specific environment.

Processing and Analysis

Your content, as it exists in a content management system, is next to useless: your customers can't see it, and you can't generate revenue from it. You need to process that content in various ways.

We know our way around processing of structured information, perhaps better than any other company. We can show you how to selectively assemble content, restructure it, add intelligence through cross-references and dynamic pattern recognition, and transform the markup for specific delivery platforms.

There's also an important need to assess the quality of your information: its accuracy, completeness, timeliness, and accessibility. Most organizations don't pay nearly enough attention to this aspect of their content. We have a comprehensive methodology to measure content quality that's adaptable to your specific parameters.


Even if you don't think you're a publisher, the simple fact is that you publish your content. Your customers may be consumers, other businesses, regulatory agencies, or even other departments within your company. You need your content to look professional, its information accessible and well-organized, conveying the right impression.

Our skills cover the spectrum. We've been designing for web-based content since the web began; and we were involved in typography long before desktop publishing appeared.

Catalog Publishing

A biochemical company's extensive database of product specifications and pricing information provides the highly structured content for printed catalogs. Working with the company's DBA and the publishing system contractor, we defined an intermediate XML data structure optimized for efficient print production. A combination of SQL queries and XSLT transforms that we developed extract the relational data and feed it directly to the publishing system to produce several complex (and heavy) catalogs.

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