Recommend a tool for creating clear and consistent terminology?

Subject: Recommend a tool for creating clear and consistent terminology?
From: Frank <frank -at- research -dot- canon -dot- com -dot- au>
To: "[TECHWR-L]" <TECHWR-L -at- LISTS -dot- TECHWR-L -dot- COM>
Date: Tue, 11 Dec 2007 14:44:15 +1100

Hi Everyone,

A colleague wants to create a dictionary, glossary, terms, acronyms,
etc., list so that his group has consistent and clear terminology for
their project. He was wondering about some form of XML that could be
published in different ways.

Some important features for them are:
* Version controlled
* Multi-user - must allow different users to make changes without
conflict (merge-able). So anything text based would work.
* Easy to add pictures, diagrams, etc., of any format (Visio, jpeg, etc.)
* Easy to add bibliographic information (back to the source whether it
be URL, academic journal, etc.)
* Hyperlinking either automatically or by adding some form of "See Also:"
* Publishable as interactive (HTML or HTML Help or ...) as well as
traditional (PDF or Word or ...)

Things not important at all:
* Security (restricting users)
* Audit trail
* Sub-lists of the information

Can anyone suggest a tool that can accomplish this?


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