The tekom annual conference 2020 and the spring conference 2021 both had their successful online premieres. The world’s largest conference for technical communication is now taking place digitally again – for two complete weeks in November. Around 200 experts from home and abroad present their latest findings in 175 specialist lectures and workshops. TermSolutions is there: as a silver sponsor with a showroom and two exciting lectures.
Trade fair presence with the new termXact Online
TermSolutions will also be received at the virtual booth at the second, fully digital tekom. Visitors can obtain information and advice live in the showroom via the tekom conference platform. There will also be product demonstrations again – including the new termXact Online. This can now be conveniently used by everyone who works with Office 365 in the browser. In addition, the tried and tested terminology check now not only provides the browser-based content management systems with controlled vocabulary for optimal text results. Machine translation systems can also access it.
Lecture 1: Neural Machine Translation.
TermSolutions thus serves a rapidly growing market segment. Because: Machine translation has been ridiculed for decades. “With the new neural machine translation (NMT), the quality of the results is significantly better – with a faster time-to-market at the same time,” says TermSolutions managing director Prof. Dr. Rachel Herwartz. However, the inclusion of NMT in the translation process requires greater coordination between editorial and translation – and controlled terminology. In the first of her two tekom lectures, the language expert explains how the new AI technology works and what needs to be taken into account when it comes to terminology.
Lecture 2: Agile terminology management
However, coordinating terminology is a challenge in itself. The topic is complex and the number of people involved in the process is large. Many terminology projects are tackled with commitment, only to fizzle out in everyday work. The solution to the problem: agile project management. “Agile project management has already proven itself in software development,” says Prof. Dr. Rachel Herwartz. In her second lecture, she explains how it can also be used to coordinate terminology.