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Day: January 25, 2021

Open Web Docs launches

From the Open Web Docs blog…

High-quality documentation for web platform technologies is a critically important component of our shared, open digital infrastructure. Today, we’re excited to publicly introduce Open Web Docs, a collective project designed to support a community of technical writers around strategic creation and long-term maintenance of web platform technology documentation that is open and inclusive for all.

Open Web Docs was created to ensure the long-term health of web platform documentation on de facto standard resources like MDN Web Docs, independently of any single vendor or organization. Through full-time staff, community management, and our network of partner organizations, we enable these resources to better maintain and sustain documentation of core web platform technologies. Rather than create new documentation sites, Open Web Docs is committed to improving existing platforms through our contributions. Our 2021 priorities include working with Mozilla’s MDN writers and engineers to support the recent infrastructure transition and to prioritize and move forward with key documentation work, developing a community of contributors around core web technology documentation, browser compatibility data, and improving JavaScript documentation. Open Web Docs staff are supported by founding sponsors Coil, Google and Microsoft, with additional financial support from Igalia and generous backers on Open Source Collective. Mozilla, Samsung, and W3C provide additional support and participation.

https://opencollective.com/open-web-docs/updates/introducing-open-web-docs

SDL partners with Fuji Xerox

SDL, part of RWS Holdings plc, announced a strategic partnership with Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd. to offer SDL Contenta Publishing Suite to manufacturers and aerospace and defense organizations in Japan, with a future plan to expand into other Asia-Pacific countries/regions for technical content creation, management and publishing. Technical documents for these industries are highly complex, and often include hundreds of thousands of instructions and graphics to support the operations, maintenance and inspection of complex assets. The combination of SDL and Fuji Xerox will help these organizations to consolidate, standardize, and adopt practices, based on standards including the ASD S1000D, to achieve efficiencies across their content supply chain. The SDL Contenta Publishing Suite is an integrated, publishing solution for technical content, with functionality optimized for each step of the publishing process. Based on the S1000D standard, it helps organizations manage millions of pages of complex technical documents and deliver interactive electronic technical publications (IETP) enabling maintenance professionals to meet mission objectives, reduce mean time to repair (MTTR), and keep assets deployed.

https://www.sdl.com/partners, http://www.fujixerox.com

Translations.com announces Contentserv’s GlobalLink Connect integration

Translations.com announced its certification of Contentserv’s integration for GlobalLink Connect. The certified solution gives users a new way to leverage GlobalLink Connect’s translation workflow management while creating and processing translation requests within an interface familiar to Contentserv users. Contentserv’s integration with GlobalLink Connect provides an all-in-one solution to initiate, automate, control, track, and complete all facets of the translation process. Contentserv’s product experience platform combines with GlobalLink Connect’s extended localization workflow capabilities to create a seamless plug-and-play content management solution with minimal effort. Contentserv combines Product Information Management (PIM), Master Data Management (MDM), and Marketing Experience Management (MXM) to give brands and retailers the ability to offer high-quality and engaging end-to-end product experiences. By leveraging GlobalLink AI, Contentserv customers can reduce costs and project timelines while maintaining quality control over translations. The integration allows users to:

  • Save time and money when translating content
  • Streamline the translation process for all product content across all sales channels
  • Schedule and request on-demand translation via the Contentserv UI
  • Gain transparency of translation spend, turnaround time, and other KPIs
  • Optimize internal or external vendor management
  • Utilize flexible workflows using machine translation, human translation, or both
  • Achieve ROI via reduced IT involvement and project management overhead

https://www.contentserv.com/, https://www.translations.com

Cortical.io updates Contract Intelligence software

Cortical.io announced a new release of its Cortical.io software. Utilizing a natural language understanding (NLU) approach based on semantic folding theory, the software analyzes the content of large quantities of documents. It automatically searches, extracts, classifies and compares key information from agreements, contracts, and other unstructured documents like policies and financial reports. The Cortical.io Contract Intelligence solution understands the meaning of whole sentences and concepts, instead of just keywords. The new version capabilities include: high-fidelity rendering of documents, improved extraction capabilities and advanced search (i.e. the ability to perform range queries that allow you to search for numerical and date ranges).

Cortical.io Contract Intelligence helps reduce the time and costs for any organization that needs to review and extract information from a large number of unstructured documents. It also helps reduce human errors inherent to a boring repetitive task and make better use of expensive subject matter experts. This helps markets such as insurance, that review and extract sensitive information from policies and loss run reports on a large scale. Pricing is based on annual volume of documents.

https://www.cortical.io/news/cortical-ios-new-release-of-contract-intelligence-software-uses-ai-to-improve-extraction-and-search-capabilities/

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