July 2014 | By Ute Klingelhöfer 

Well positioned on social media channels

Many companies do not consider being present on XING or Twitter, mainly because of the time and cost factors. Nevertheless, the engagement is worthwhile. Customer relationship is just one of the aspects.read more...

May 2014 | By Peter Ebenhoch 

Caught in the cloud

Instead of building its own infrastructure, a company can lease computing capacities, services and memory from a specialized service provider. Editing or translation processes are transferred there. But what seems like a good idea at first is fraught with many obstacles from a legal perspective.read more...

March 2014 | By Artem Ukrainets and Anna Sidorova 

Raising productivity of automated translation: The factor of terminology

To reveal the benefits of terminology management and promote its use, linguistic services and technologies provider ABBYY Language Services conducted research to evaluate the impact of terminology management on automated translation. Here is what the company found.read more...

March 2014 | Interview by Corinna Melville 

Unleashing the potential of terminology management

Research firm Common Sense Advisory has interviewed individuals from 24 organizations in Europe and North America, asking them how they view the value of terminology management. Participants comprised a wide spectrum: some manage in excess of a million terms while others compile spreadsheets or databases with a few thousand entries; some organizations employ dozens of full-time terminologists and...read more...

December 2013 | By Ray Gallon 

Minimalism and cognitive science

The principles of minimalism, as developed by John Carroll in The Nurnberg Funnel and subsequent works, are based on solid principles of learning theory derived from cognitive science. Too often, we forget that our “users” are, in reality, learners.read more...

November 2013 | By Uwe Muegge 

Implementing a controlled language is now cheaper and easier than ever!

The controlled language (CL) model is not new: Caterpillar Fundamental English was rolled-out in 1972, and many other enterprise- and a few industry-level controlled languages followed since then. What is new is the fact that now complete commercial rule sets and powerful CL tools are available for free, making controlled language authoring attractive for even the smallest organizations.read more...

November 2013 | By Melanie Siegel, Elke Erdmann, Kristina Johnson Coenen, Lisa Link, James Longb 

Developing guidelines: English for German-speaking authors

To assist German writers who are faced with the challenge of creating documents in English, tekom has developed a guideline titled “English for German-speaking authors”. Here is a sneak preview.read more...