OASIS HumanMarkup TC

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Using XML to contextually convey cultural, social, kinesics, and psychological intent within communications

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The HumanMarkup Technical Committee will develop and promote the Human Markup Language and related efforts. These recommendations function to allow the conveyance of human characteristics through XML.

For more information, see the TC Charter and FAQ


Technical Work Produced by the Committee

Human Markup Language Primary Base Specification 1.0 (doc, pdf, html), Committee Specification, 11 November 2002

External Resources

Although not produced by the OASIS Human Markup TC, the following information offers useful insights into its work.

"Human Markup Language (HumanML)"
Cover Pages, 23/24 August 01,

OASIS Members Form Technical Committee to Develop Human Markup Language, OASIS News, 21 August 2001

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