Understanding structured content: definition and benefits

24 Oct 2023
In today’s digital age, the way we manage and utilize information has evolved dramatically. Conventionally, document content is unstructured, with text, figures, and tables that authors can freely arrange in the way they want to. By structuring content, we can shift from a document-based to a content and data-based approach. But what exactly is structured content, and why is it becoming increasingly important in various industries? What is structured content? Structured content refers to information organized in a consistent and predictable manner, often enriched with metadata. While XML is a familiar storage format, structured content isn’t limited to it.