I have several types of PDF that I would like converting to Annotum XML, so that they can be imported into an Annotum WordPress site. An XML snippet follows below. All references need to be converted appropriately. Figures must be included as PNG files. Any tables must be converted. Any maths (there might a small amount if any) has to be converted also. If this initial project goes well, there will be a larger project for the conversion of a few hundred documents.
Annotum XML Snippet:
Emergence: Complexity & Organization
Litchfield Park, Arizona
Evolution, Emergence, and Learning in Complex Systems
Is there a “thermodynamics” that characterizes change in social and organizational networks? How do they evolve and change over time? Is there some “overall trend” in something (specific entropy production?) associated with their evolution, and hence with the passage of time? The answer cannot be too simple, because we know that civilizations rise and fall, most species that have existed on the planet are extinct, and most business organizations fail eventually. But has something been accomplished nevertheless? In other words, is there some overall indicator, some macroscopic variable that is changed in one particular direction over time? If there is, then we could possibly interpret some actions or strategies as working with history, and others as fighting against it. Without a “scientific” theory of change and transformation, social and organizational change could only be driven by trial and error and by people’s accumulating experience and confusion. How- ever, this cannot be enough to prove anything about “progress,” since it would have no theoretical framework within which to make such a claim. It would be purely subjective and a matter of opinion and taste1 .
Einstein's Theory of Relativity
Allen, P. M. (1976) “Evolution, population dynamics and stability,” Proceedings National Academy of Science, 73(3): 665-8.