Visualization of ITS 2.0 Metadata for Localization Process

TitleVisualization of ITS 2.0 Metadata for Localization Process
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2013
AuthorsBikmatov, R, Glenn, N, Gladkoff, S, Melby, AK
JournalLocalisation Focus - The International Journal of Localisation
KeywordsCAT, context, editing, HTML, HTML5, ITS 2.0 metadata, localization, localization instruction, machine translation, metadata, post-editing, preview, translation, XLIFF, XML

The Internationalization Tag Set (ITS) 2.0 specification was introduced by W3C in 2013 as a complement to the
XML, HTML5 and XLIFF specifications. ITS 2.0 format can be used to exchange localization instructions and
other context metadata between data processing tools, and also to deliver metadata to any person who is working
on the content. Previewing ITS 2.0 metadata was the goal of this project. We present preview tools which enable
translators and reviewers to refer to localization context information visually presented in a web browser
window while working on the content in their content editor, CAT or other tool. The core ITS metadata
categories, such as Localization Note, Terminology, and Translate, will help to bind the localization instructions
to the content, and also to fill the gap between limited functionality of current CAT tools and required access to
context information.

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