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Emerging patterns in the use of XML for information modeling in vertical industries

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3 Author(s)
Hinkelman, S. ; IBM Software Group, 11501 Burnet Road, Austin, Texas 78758, USA ; Buddenbaum, D. ; Zhang, L.-J.

Extensible Markup Language (XML) has emerged as the predominant non-binary information format. The impact of XML has been most strongly felt in information exchange environments and information modeling. This paper focuses on a set of innovative patterns that has emerged in the use of XML for information modeling and business content design in the health-care, travel, insurance, and other industries. We provide historical perspectives on this development and characterize XML's current state in relation to Web Services.

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IBM Systems Journal  (Volume:45 ,  Issue: 2 )