Using Text Corpora in Technical Writing

SpeakerProf. Dr. Georg Löckinger
HostOpens internal link in current windowtekom Österreich
DateThursday, February 15
Time10:00-11:00 AM (CET / GMT+1)
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AbstractTechnical communicators use a great variety of language resources such as dictionaries, encyclopaedias and domain-specific textbooks. More and more language resources are becoming available in electronic form. In addition to traditional language resources, electronic text collections of various kinds are gaining ground as helpful resources for language professionals.
In this webinar, you will get a state-of-the-art overview of what text corpora are and how you can use them in your daily work.
Speaker bioGeorg Löckinger holds a Master’s degree and a PhD in translation studies. His award-winning doctoral thesis focuses on translation-oriented reference tools and includes an empirical study on translators’ information needs. He is a professor of technical communication at the University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria.




What the Tag? From Confluence to DITA CMS in Less Than 80 Days

SpeakersJustyna Adamczyk and Barbara Szwarc
HostOpens internal link in current windowtekom Polska
DateThursday, February 22
Time15:00-16:00 PM (CET / GMT+1)
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AbstractWe will present the transition from creating and publishing documentation using Atlassian Confluence to working with DITA CMS as our main documentation tool. We will prove that even though moving to a new tool can be a challenge, everything is possible if you have a team of dedicated writers and a plan.
Apart from taking you on our transition journey, we will pinpoint the potential issues content creators can come across when adopting a new tool and at the same time provide solutions and best practices we used to make our transition successful.
Speaker bioJustyna Adamczyk, Gliwice, Poland
Technical Writer working for SAP Hybris Poland. Apart from creating and updating documentation, I support other Technical Writers as a DITA CMS power user. My other duties include acting as a documentation Release Master to make sure that our documentation is delivered to customers on time.
Barbara Szwarc, Munich, Germany
I am a Technical Writer working for SAP Hybris in Munich, helping two teams of developers create comprehensive documentation for their e-commerce solutions. I enjoy discovering new technologies and ways of documentation improvement.