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terminology:information_type

Information type

“Information type” is a term from DITA and other standards, structured auhoring and information models.

Technical writers split up texts depending on the kind of information they want to present to the reader:

  • What does a certain term mean? (concept)
  • How to implement something? (task or procedure)
  • Which existing information is relevant to the subject? (reference information)

These information types filter and structure the information so users no longer have to spend energy on this when they read the text.

The components in an information type and their structure and hierarchy are defined in the information model the writer uses.

See also: What is an information type

terminology/information_type.txt · Last modified: 2017/04/26 14:42 by freya