Section: Overall Objectives
It is clear that a major means to adapt documents is to transform them according to the actual context where they are used. The project focuses on structured multimedia documents represented as XML structures. Regarding transformations, the objective is to characterize the theoretical and practical tools needed for efficiently transforming XML structures, and to develop models, formalisms and algorithms that are necessary for transformation languages.
A strong motivation for this research on transformations is adaptive multimedia, but transformation of XML documents and data has actually a broader range of applications. Transformations are ubiquitous in the processing of structured information on the Web, ranging from formatting to repurposing and life-cycle management. Actually, XML transformations are considered as a key paradigm for document processing.