DITA to XLIFF and Back - Understanding the technical solution

23 Sep 2008 - 11:00 - 12:30
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11 am to 12:30 pm Eastern Daylight Time

The OASIS DITA (Darwin Information Typing Architecture) standard promotes semantically tagged XML topics that are combined using DITA map functionality to produce integrated deliverables of technical content to end users. Individual XML topics can be translated once and used in multiple deliverables. Individual XML topics can be translated early in the product-development life cycle to facilitate simultaneous shipping of product in multiple languages.

But getting the translation process to work efficiently and cost-effectively is made not so simple. Large numbers of small topic files may challenge the project-management resources of localization service providers and increase administrative overhead.

OASIS XLIFF (XML Localisation Interchange File Format) provides a mechanism to reduce costs and eliminate much of the risk from the process. By packaging DITA files through XLIFF, users can deliver a package to their translation and localization providers that are easier and less costly to manage.

See a demonstration of a real world enterprise end-to-end implementation that shows a multi-topic, multi-mapped DITA project transformed into an XLIFF file, translated, and transformed into an exactly-matched, translated DITA project. This will be of particular interest to adopters. Take part in a Q&A session that enhances your understanding of the technical solution.

Join panelists Rodolfo Raya, MaxPrograms, member of the OASIS DITA Technical Committee and Translation subcommittee and the OASIS OAXAL Technical Committee, Andrzej Zydron, XML International, chair of the OAXAL Technical committee and member of the ISTC and the OASIS DITA Technical Committee and Translation subcommittee and Bryan Schnabel, Tektronix, OASIS XLIFF Technical Committee, co-chair, and member of the OASIS DITA Translation subcommittee.

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