Best of 2018: Google Translate, LearningDITA Live, shared pipes, and more

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Let’s start off the new year with some blog highlights from the previous year. We wish you a happy, healthy, and successful 2019!

Is Google Translate good enough?

We took a look at machine translation as it relates to three core content facets: audience, subject matter, and quality. Is machine translation good enough? Has it improved since this post?


LearningDITA Live

We launched a new, free virtual conference in 2018 exclusively for learning about DITA. The event attracted nearly 1,000 registrants with hundreds of participants per session. Our wrap-up post summarizes the event and links to recordings of the sessions.

In fact, LearningDITA Live was such a success that we’re doing it again in February! LearningDITA Live 2019 will take place February 25-28. Register today!

The DITA business case: Maximizing content value

Adopting DITA, or any new content format or approach, may seem like a no-brainer if you work with content on a daily basis. Making the case to switch (and getting the funding to do so) requires a solid business-focused argument. This white paper describes the business justifications for investing in DITA as a foundation for content management.

Single-sourcing is dead. Long live shared pipes!

Content development groups have been successfully using single-sourcing authoring for roughly two decades, but how do you address collaboration and reuse requirements across multiple groups, departments, or organizations? Shared pipes!

Managing DITA projects: Five keys to success

A successful DITA implementation involves much more than the right tool choice and knowing how to author in XML. This white paper describes best practices for five critical facets of a DITA project.

The Content Strategy Experts podcast

The Content Strategy podcast is still going strong. Catch up on the latest episodes, and don’t forget to subscribe!

About the Author

Bill Swallow


Bill Swallow, Director of Operations, partners with enterprise content owners to design and build content systems that solve complex information management and localization problems.

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