TRADOS Incorporated announced MultiTerm Web Access (MuWA) for Web-based terminology management environments. TRADOS MuWA further extends the Internet/intranet resource sharing capabilities of MultiTerm, TRADOS’ terminology management tool. Specifically, MuWA will allow business users to distribute, access and manage their organizations’ multilingual terminology databases using standard Web browsers, making it even easier and faster to translate documents from one language to another. Since companies’ language translation needs are highly specific to their industries, technologies, product lines, and corporate cultures, users need efficient terminology management systems that enable them to build their own databases of terminology over time. These databases, or “termbases,” will be centrally maintained with TRADOS MuWA so that all users can take advantage of the latest, most complete sets of translated terminology, available from any location. MuWA leverages Microsoft SQL Server 7.0 to enable these shared- resource capabilities through a client/server architecture. Benefits of MuWA include: fuzzy search (now also works for double-byte languages, e.g. Japanese, Chinese, Korean), simple and Wildcard searches, and easy-to-use migration tools to convert existing MultiTerm databases to XML and import the results to an SQL database. Commercial availability for TRADOS MultiTerm Web Access is scheduled for 30 October 2000. www.trados.com/muwa

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