Moving to Structured Content: Preserving Translation Memories

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We are now able to officially announce that LocWorld42 Berlin is canceled. At the same time, we are excited to announce that LocWorldWide42 is coming to a computer near you! That’s right, a physically-distanced version of LocWorld, bringing the best parts you’ve enjoyed and valued at past LocWorlds, accessible online from wherever you are based these days.
When: July 28-30, 2020
What: A virtual LocWorld, complete with a preconference day, tracks of sessions, an exhibit hall, sponsorships and networking opportunities.
What you need to do: Mark your calendar and watch this space for more information coming soon! And, stay healthy.
Moving to Structured Content: Preserving Translation Memories
Track: Content Strategy | CS2 |
Thursday, October 15, 2015, 10:30pm – 11:15pm
Held in: Mission City Meeting Room 1
Ann Rockley - The Rockley Group Inc.
Host: Scott Abel

More and more, organizations are moving away from unstructured content created in tools such as Microsoft Word, HTML editors or InDesign to structured content using DITA or other structured content standards. When content is structured, the content is often reorganized, rewritten and written for reuse. These changes to the content result in little or no translation matches. This can be very costly and time consuming and is particularly problematic in regulated content. Join this session to learn best practices for effectively moving to structured content while still preserving your translation memories. Best practices that can be utilized by both the customer and the language service provider will be provided.

Takeaways: Attendees will learn how to move to structured content and preserve translation memories without compromising quality, how to identify the potential problem areas and how to optimize reuse.