Patrick Baker

The Emerging 5th Model For Content Creation:  Guided DITA Authoring

DITA implementations in large organizations have typically been confined to the domain of tech docs. Unfortunately there are several barriers to the more widespread adoption of DITA, including the cost and availability of appropriate authoring tools. SMEs who make occasional content contributions don’t want to know about DITA or its complexities, or invest a lot of time and effort learning new tools.

Up until now, there has traditionally been four classic models of content authoring: free-form, form-driven, structure-driven and template-driven. All have their relative merits, but still fall short of what is required for widespread enterprise DITA adoption.

In this session, you will learn about an emerging 5th model for content creation – guided DITA authoring. We will demonstrate how AuthorBridge, a new web-based editor, can provide the best of all four classic models and more, while providing a paradigm shift in the affordability of structured content authoring.


Patrick heads up all new product development at Stilo and is actively engaged in the successful deployment of content processing solutions. Major ongoing product developments include OmniMark, the leading high-performance content processing platform, Migrate, the world’s first cloud XML content conversion service and AuthorBridge, for web-based content creation. He has been associated with best practices for complex content processing for over a decade and has successfully delivered custom solutions to organizations in automotive, aerospace & defence and commercial publishing.

Patrick holds a B.Sc. In Mathematics and a M.Sc. In Computer Science from McGill University.

Co-Presenting With

Les Burnham: The Emerging 5th Model For Content Creation: Guided DITA Authoring