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Content Does Not Equal Text

Posted by Jim Compton on Thu, Oct 19, 2017 @ 11:01 AM

In my blog post Is There Such a Thing as a Foreign Market? I elaborate on one of the key assertions made in the article “Sound and Vision,” published in the September issue of MultiLingual magazine. In both pieces, I suggest that the concept of the “foreign market” may be approaching the end of its useful life. In this post, I’d like to elaborate on a second key assertion from that article: Your content does not equal its form.
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Is There Such a Thing as a “Foreign Market?”

Posted by Jim Compton on Wed, Oct 04, 2017 @ 10:27 AM

If you’re a reader of MultiLingual magazine, you may have caught the article I wrote for the September issue dedicated to the theme of audiovisual content. (If not, I’d encourage you to check it out!) In “Sound and vision,” I describe what I see as the collision of two trajectories that’s resulted in a crisis: the tradition of multimedia being largely excluded from globalization programs, and multimedia’s meteoric rise as a dominant communication channel. Traditional localization, I assert, is not designed to bridge this gap at all.
Localization Technology

XLIFF of the Future: an Interview with David Filip

Posted by Jim Compton on Thu, Jul 27, 2017 @ 10:10 AM

In my article Is It Time to Kiss the Digital File Goodbye?, I cite the XLIFF OMOS (“XML Localization Interchange Fragment Format Object Model and Other Serializations”) initiative as an example in support of the assertion that a file-less future is achievable in the localization industry.
Localization Technology

Welcome to the Age of Human-Machine Collaboration

Posted by Jim Compton on Thu, Jun 08, 2017 @ 09:39 AM

If you caught my colleague Jon Ritzdorf’s webinar, What Blows Our Minds About the Latest Translation Tech, you may recall that one of the things Jon was excited about was the melding of TM (translation memory) & MT (machine translation) technologies, specifically in the forms of Predictive TM and Adaptive MT.
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Is It Time to Kiss the Digital File Goodbye?

Posted by Jim Compton on Mon, May 15, 2017 @ 01:02 PM

Digital files have served us well, having helped bring us the digital age. But now that we’re older and wiser, do we still need them? And should they be allowed in our content programs? In this post I propose that the digital file—with its inherent limitations—may now be more burden than boon.
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