Linport as a Standard for Interoperability Between Translation Systems

TitleLinport as a Standard for Interoperability Between Translation Systems
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2013
AuthorsMelby, AK, Snow, TA
JournalLocalisation Focus - The International Journal of Localisation
Volume12
Issue1
ISSN1649-2358
Keywordsbi-texts, interoperability, linport, standards, translation data, XLIFF
Abstract

In the translation industry there are a plethora of emerging and evolving technology standards, and a great need
for interoperability among them. Some interoperability standards include XLIFF, for translatable bi-texts; TIPP,
which adds a package format to coordinate files including XLIFF for a single translation task; and finally Linport,
which contains translation data at the project level. This paper introduces and analyzes the viability of Linport, a
solution to translation tool incompatibility issues. Linport and XLIFF are complementary interoperability
standards.

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