This thesis proposes an architecture for a system capable of transforming the work of an author into printed form, and builds a partial implementation based upon that architecture. It allows an author to describe a document as a hierarchical structure and remain unconcerned about how his work will ultimately appear in printed form. The author is provided with a special markup language which can be used to tag the various logical parts of a document. The author must also be aware of how the various tagged parts fit together. The system is able to read the author's manuscript as input, and produce a typeset object as output.
Library of Congress Subject Headings
Computerized typesetting--Technological innovations; Makeup (Printing)
Department, Program, or Center
Computer Science (GCCIS)
Cost, Frank, "The Design and implementation of a system for processing documents described in generalized markup languages" (1987). Thesis. Rochester Institute of Technology. Accessed from
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