XMLProbe is a commercial software package for running business rules against XML content to ensure that content meets its users' quality expectations. It can dramatically reduce the amount of human intervention and erroneous processing in XML-based publishing workflows.
What users have said to us:
In a commercial environment where content validation is important, XMLProbe makes sense because it saves time and effort.
— Eric Connor, Head of Knowledge Systems, Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain
… it is a bit scary to see how many problems it is finding! I can only hope the editors spotted them when they were proofing.
— name and company withheld
Griffin Brown were instrumental in the successful implementation of The validation project 'Phase-1' for Blackwell Publishing Ltd. They provided the heart of the system which was the validation rules engine, which unlike many products in the software industry today proved a very good 'fit for purpose' solution. Their chosen technology (XML-based) was open, flexible and very scalable—all the qualities needed in software to enable Blackwell's business to change with minimum impact on the supporting software systems architecture.
— Alan Bacon, Head of Production Services, Blackwell Publishing Ltd
With Wiley's XML-first objective, it's hard to overstate the importance of accurate tagging. Any markup errors have the potential to damage all of the presentations (print, online, derivative products) now and in the future.
— John Pedersen, Associate Director, Content Systems Integration, John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
Cambridge University Press is acquiring XML for all of its academic books and journals and, in the process, is accumulating huge quantities of structured data. Careful planning of XML coding and application of appropriate methods of quality assurance are essential to avoid accumulation of correspondingly large amounts of rubbish.
— Rod Mulvey, Director of Digital Services, Cambridge University Press
The unfortunate fact is that XML validation systems based only on DTD or W3C XML Schema are completely inadequate when:
- checking for the type of content constraints that really matter in live production environments,
- differentiating between levels of importance in the actual reporting of errors,
- emitting clear and actionable error notifications that users can actually understand.
Now - doing something effective about XML data quality
An efficient XML-aware QA system does not have to involve expensive bespoke development. With XMLProbe it is possible to put an effective and flexible XML quality assurance system quickly in place within any data management structure.
With XMLProbe you can:
- Reduce costs caused by poor-quality XML data
- Ensure standards compliance for your submission and receipting systems
- Go beyond the level of validation that XML DTDs and Schemas offer
- Have the means to implement an effective XML data quality policy
- Manage content by producing informative at-a-glance quality reports