DITA Metrics: Similarities and Savings for Conrefs and Translation

This paper shows an interesting similarity between the reuse mechanism of the DITA content reference feature and a translation memory system (TMS). We then discuss this similarity in terms of cost and show that the savings that can be achieved using DITA’s content reuse feature are similar to the savings possible using a TMS.

Many thanks again to Julio Vazquez for his excellent review and feedback on this paper. Thanks Julio!

>Mark Lewis



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single source publishing metrics

single source publishing statistics

Reuse calculate reuse calculation

DITA Cost Calculator

DITA Cost Calculations

DITA Reuse Calculator

DITA Reuse Calculations

Cost trends savings trends

XML average cost topic


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