ITS2.0 and Computer Assisted Translation Tools

TitleITS2.0 and Computer Assisted Translation Tools
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2013
AuthorsPorto, P, Lewis, D, Finn, L, Saam, C, Moran, J, Serikov, A, O'Connor, A
JournalLocalisation Focus - The International Journal of Localisation
KeywordsCAT, Client-based web application, Computer Assisted Translation, Design, Internationalization, Internationalization Tag Set, ITS 2.0, java, JavaScript, localisation, localization, Requirements, XLIFF

Version 2.0 of the Internationalization Tag Set (ITS) introduces a set of data categories designed to ease the interaction between content management, language technologies and the localization workflow. Many of these data categories capture meta-data related to manual language processing tasks including terminology management, source and target quality assessment and post-editing of machine translation. This paper examines the specific role that ITS2.0 may play in the design of Computer Assisted Translation (CAT) tools. It outlines the requirements ITS2.0 places on CAT tools design. We then examine the implementation of these requirements in a custom ITS/XLIFF-based CAT tool implemented as a client-based web application using JavaScript and compare this to an attempt to implement similar features in a open source Java-based CAT tool.

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