Josh Anderson

Information Architect

Structured Strategy: How to Supercharge Your Content Analysis with XML and XPath

Title slide. Structured Strategy: How to Supercharge Your Content Analysis with XML and XPath. Josh Anderson. STC Technical Communication Summit Conference & Expo 2023. 70th Anniversary. 13-17 May 2023. #STCSummit

Last week in Atlanta, George, I presented the following talk at the Society for Technical Communication Summit 2023:

The best content strategists are limited by how much content they can analyze. There comes a point where a content set becomes too large to analyze using usual methods. Do you have the skills to scale your strategy? Enter XML and XPath, two languages that provide deep insight into content with superhuman efficiency. This session teaches code-shy content strategists enough of these languages to be effective. You may be used to interviewing your users. Now learn how to query your content itself!


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STC Rochester Webinar
June 27, 12-2PM EST
“Prompt Engineering”

More info coming soon.

LavaCon 2023
October 14-17, 2023
San Diego, CA
“Microcontent Pipeline to Chatbots and Voice Assistants”

Use microcontent to put your team in the driver’s seat to the next level of content publishing for intelligent chatbots. By now reality has revealed that ChatGPT is not ready to write our product documentation for us. With no control over what the publicly-trained models scrape from our websites and blogs and how it assimilates our documentation with other less-authoritative sources, we’re left to wonder where we go next. If we want reliable bots, we’ll need to train our own models and deploy them to our staff and our customers. Let us show you what we’ve learned so far.


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