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Balisage: where serious markup practitioners and theoreticians meet every August. Balisage 2014 continued the tradition. The location was new, the spirit unchanged.

Balisage: The Markup Conference 2014

August 5 — 8, 2014, Washington, DC, USA
August 4, 2014 — Pre-conference Symposium

(Bethesda North Marriott Hotel & Conference Center)

Balisage is an annual conference devoted to the theory and practice of descriptive markup and related technologies for structuring and managing information.

This year's program included: case studies from government, the standards world, big data, and a web-browser game; change tracking and versioning in XML documents; XSLT streamability; new approaches to overlapping data structures; a discussion of MathML technology and practice; and technical papers covering such topics as: Web Components, XForms for editing, RELAX NG for DITA, an XQuery framework, OWL, identity in XML and JSON, and RDF and the Internet of Things.

See also the program for the one-day pre-conference symposium on HTML5 and XML.

People involved with Balisage

The people making Balisage include markup theoreticians and practitioners, data modelers, designers, architects, and both aficionados and deep thinkers. We work as software developers, system architects, academics, integrators, librarians, data miners, lexicographers, integrators, archivists, document managers, standards developers, programmers, and publishers.

Conference Committee

B. Tommie Usdin, Mulberry Technologies
Deborah A. Lapeyre, Mulberry Technologies
James David Mason, Y-12 National Security Complex
C. M. Sperberg-McQueen, Black Mesa Technologies
Norman Walsh, MarkLogic Corporation

Advisory Board