Exploring and Visualizing the "alma" of XML Documents
Daniela da Cruz (Universidade do Minho)
Pedro Rangel Henriques (Universidade do Minho)
Maria João Varanda Pereira (Instituto Politécnico de Bragança)

In this paper we introduce eXVisXML, a visual tool to explore documents annotated with the mark-up language XML, in order to easily perform over them tasks as knowledge extraction or document engineering. eXVisXML was designed mainly for two kind of users. Those who want to analyze an annotated document to explore the information contained - for them a visual inspection tool can be of great help, and a slicing functionality can be an effective complement. The other target group is composed by document engineers who might be interested in assessing the quality of the annotation created. This can be achieved through the measurements of some parameters that will allow to compare the elements and attributes of the DTD/Schema against those effectively used in the document instances. Both functionalities and the way they were delineated and implemented will be discussed along the paper.

XML Visualisation, Applications of XML