{\LaTeX\ profiles as objects in the ``category'' of \programrlap{markup~languages}}
{William~Hammond}
{{The mathematical notion of ``category'' in the context of markup
languages raises the idea of widespread use of reliable automatic
translations between markup languages.
}
\par{\LaTeX{} profiles, which are dialects of \LaTeX{} with a fixed
command vocabulary where all macro expansions must be effective in that
vocabulary, are suitable domains for defining translations to other
profiles and, where sensible, to other markup languages.
}
\par{The construction of reliable translators from several
journal-neutral \LaTeX{} profiles to many journal-specific \LaTeX{}
profiles would eliminate the need for technical editing in the
production flow for academic journals.
}
%REFERENCES
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\item{[1]} William F. Hammond, ``\textsc{GELLMU}: A Bridge for Authors
from \LaTeX{} to \textsc{XML}'', \emph{TUGboat}, vol. 22 (2001), no. 3,
pp. 204--207; also available
online at \url{http://www.tug.org/TUGboat/Contents/contents22-3.html}.
\item{[2]} William F. Hammond, ``Dual presentation with math from one
source using \textsc{GELLMU}'', \emph{TUGboat}, vol. 28 (2007), no. 3, pp. 306--311; also available online
at \url{http://www.tug.org/TUGboat/Contents/contents28-3.html}. A
video recording of the presentation at \textsc{TUG~2007}, July~2007, in
San~Diego is available at
\url{http://www.river-valley.tv/conferences/tex/tug2007/}.
\item{[3]} William F. Hammond, ``Multipurpose \LaTeX{}-like markup for
math'', talk given in the \acro{AMS-MAA} Special Session \emph{Putting Math on
the Web the Correct Way} at the Joint Mathematics Meetings in San Diego
in January~2008. This has not been published, but \HTML\ slides that
link to many examples are available on the web at
\url{http://math.albany.edu/math/pers/hammond/Presen/JMM08/Putting/}.
}