Technical Articles

Here you will find professional articles that have been published in the magazine Opens internal link in current window'technische kommunikation', in the Opens external link in new windowtcworld magazine or in other tekom publications since 1999. Anyone can search the article archive. But only tekom members can read entire articles. You will need your tekom membership number to register.

     

  • 2011

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    What’s new on our online magazine website?

    tcworld.info with benefit for readers

    Edgar Hellfritsch

    We have redesigned and completely revised tcworld.info, the English language online magazine for international information management, and adapted it to suit the requirements of the “social web”. This article describes the most important new features. [...]

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    The new tekom study is now available!

    Successful Terminology Management in Companies

    Daniela Straub

    Terminology work is a hot subject in many companies. In fact, as the results of a representative survey show, two-thirds of the respondents, viz. 69 percent, are dealing with the subject matter terminology management. Although currently only 21,2 percent are using a terminology management system, 20 percent of the respondents are about to implement one, and another 27 percent are addressing questions regarding successful terminology management in the company. To support all those interested in terminology work, tekom has compiled a practice-rel [...]

  • 2009

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    International information management

    tcworld.info - overview of articles 2009

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  • 2009

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    Japan Technical Communicators Association

    JTCA is strengthening tie-up with Europe

    Japan Technical Communicators Association (JTCA) is the largest organization of technical communicators in Asia. JTCA was established in 1992 and was inaugurated as a general incorporated foundation as of January 2009. Recently, JTCA and tekom has been working in partnership and inviting each other to the major conferences. Followings are JTCA’s activities. [...]

  • tcworld 2/2009

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    Introducing controlled language

    Controlled language - does my company need it?

    Uwe Muegge

    Controlled languages use basis writing rules to simplify sentence structure. Here is how they work and how your company can benefit from introducing a controlled language. [...]

  • tcworld 2/2009

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    Quality management in technical documentation

    Comprehensibility as an economic factor

    Angelika Eybe and David Messelken

    How can you guarantee a clearly understandable user manual? Is it even possible to measure the quality of technical documents or does comprehensibility merely depend on the reader? To answer these questions for the Porsche AG, content analysis provider semiotis3 developed a model to help measure the quality of documents. [...]

  • tcworld 2/2009

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    Ever wondered what is on the other side of that wall? Or maybe, really: Who is on the other side of it?

    He said, she said

    Angela Starkmann und Daniel Goldschmidt

    This is the first episode of an ongoing discussion between Angela Starkmann - translator and a linguist - and Daniel Goldschmidt - software engineer and localization professional. They discuss the relationship between software, localization, people and processes – and the emotions evolving from their work. [...]

  • tcworld 2/2009

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    The pros and cons of IM in organizations

    Instant messaging and its contribution to efficient communication

    Susanne Richter

    With the development of the internet and the use of computers to communicate around the globe as well as increasing numbers of businesses acting globally, teams are no longer necessarily co-located, but distributed over various locations. Within the last five years, instant messaging (IM) has become increasingly popular as a communication tool in the work environment. This article discusses the pros and cons of IM in organizations. [...]

  • tcworld 2/2009

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    Interview

    Know how people work

    Corinna Melville

    Nicolas Menoux is Chief Technical Officer and Vice President of Electronic Production at Notrefamille.com in France. As the main player on the online genealogy market in France, the company’s major outsourcing projects are related to extracting valuable data from key documents as well as producing efficient indexes to improve user experience in their queries. tcworld spoke to Mr. Menoux about the importance of quality in their outsourcing projects. [...]

  • tcworld 2/2009

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    Developing a custom-made translation management system

    TMS with a groupware flavor

    From 2002 to 2005, STAR Servicios Lingüísticos, a Barcelona-based localization vendor, developed from a single into a multilingual language vendor. In doing so, it faced some typical problems regarding the ever-growing complexity of translation management. Soon it became obvious that the existing tools were no longer sufficient for the job. Searching for the right Translation Management System, the company took a different approach. [...]

  • tcworld 2/2009

    Joseph Shaules: The multiculturalist - beyond one single perspective

    Years before he burst onto the American political scene with a speech at the Democratic National Convention in 2000, Barack Obama came to the  [...]

  • tcworld 2/2009

    Roy Rouget: Choosing the best out of the best

    Here is an overview of standards and models that help measure and improve the quality of outsourcing services. [...]

  • technische kommunikation 1/2009

    Stephan Schneider: Rising up to the responsibility

    In the capital goods segment, products related to propulsion technology and drive automation play an important role in the automation of plants and  [...]

  • technische kommunikation 1/2009

    Marc Achtelig: Instant solution for help and manual

    Until very recently, the authoring tool Help & Manual was better known among software developers than among technical writers. But with the new  [...]

  • technische kommunikation 1/2009

    Mareike von der Stück: Successful References

    In order to use references and cross references meaningfully in technical documentation, it is as important to classify them clearly as any other  [...]

  • tcworld 1/2009

    Ursula Wirtz: tcworld conference 2008: More visitors than ever

    From November 5th to 7th, 2008, the protagonists from the fields of technical communication and information management gathered in Wiesbaden, Germany  [...]

  • tcworld 1/2009

    Sameer Raina: Establishing a digital library of Dutch literature

    Erasmus and Anne Frank in Bits and Bytes? In an ambitious attempt to preserve almost a millennium of literature and making it available to the greater  [...]

  • tcworld 1/2009

    Nataly Kelly: Moving toward machine interpretation

    Translation memory (TM), computer-assisted translation (CAT) and machine translation (MT) tools are widely used for text-based applications, but  [...]

  • tcworld 1/2009

    Ramesh Ramamurthy: Promoting corporate values internationally

    As companies have their offices spread across more and more geographic locations and a large scale of employees working in different countries, it  [...]

  • tcworld 1/2009

    Corinna Melville: “Real value comes from building relationships”

    An enormous amount of knowledge resides within international organizations. But how can the knowledge management (KM) team unlock this information and  [...]