An emerging rapprochement is observed between two separated markets, namely BI and ECM. In this context, a mid-term objective is to inform BI analytics with content provided by unstructured documents. In particular, if it were possible to correlate such different sources of data, this would create a wider reasoning space than the somewhat limited enterprise history currently used by BI.
The major difficulty before achieving this consists in building semantic content silos from enterprise documents.
Xeproc is a technology built on EMF/GMF frameworks and distributed under EPL, which we expect to play a role in such a challenging migration from content to BI.
Based on a simple Ecore model made of documents, components, validation and views, the original point is that the associated designer can be instrumented by extending it with interpreters.
Visual feedback associated with view and validation specifications helps in collaboratively building the silos definition and instanciation.