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May 4, 2018 in Maastricht

Event Announcement

Third Cross-Border Country Organization Event 2018

In the technical communication universe, the focus is often on new tools and processes. Sometimes you get the impression that one hype follows the next. But shouldn't we pay our attention more often to the actual content?

The third cross-border event organised by tekom Belgium and the tekom regional group North Rhine therefore deals with the topic of "source text", which we examine from different perspectives. How can we manage information from different sources efficiently and reliably? What should be considered when dealing with information contributors? How can we benefit from authoring assistance systems?
The cross-border event is a true Euregio event. We are therefore very pleased to host this year's event in Maastricht (NL), after having been guests in Tongeren (B) and Aachen (D) in recent years.

Event info

  • Date: Friday, May 4, 2018
  • Time: 13:30-17:30
  • Venue: Maastricht University, Studenten Service Centrum, Bonnefantenstraat 2, 6221 KL Maastricht
  • Room: Karl Dittrichzaal (KD)

Agenda: Source Text Optimization and Source Text Control

13:30Welcome and registration
14:00 Constant Gordon – ConstantsTechDocsSupport, Best (NL)
14:45Niels Grundtvig Nielsen – Technical Author Worldline SA/NV, Brussels (B)
15:30Coffee break and networking
16:15Alexander Becker – Congree Language Technologies GmbH (D)
17:00Discussion and networking
17:30End of event

Source Control. Shifting from Central to Local, depending on the Content

Constant Gordon – ConstantsTechDocsSupport, Best (NL)
Source control, shifting from central to local, depending on the content: In the early 90's central electronic document management was growing and with it came the question, where to store the sources of the pdf renditions. In many companies these were stored in the development team for ease of use, others stored centrally to safeguard future access. With the coming of modern technologies re-use of source information is changing the role of the central team as safe keeper. Information of various nature is coming from various sources and for each the question is again relevant. What is the source, how do you control it. During this presentation a few possible scenarios will be discussed.

Snakes and Ladders – Some Simple Tips for Winning the Documentation Game

Niels Grundtvig Nielsen – Technical Author Worldline SA/NV, Brussels (B)
Source text optimisation and source text control are important aspects of efficient communication – but let's not forget the importance of the source text itself. Based on experience with reluctant (or even enthusiastic but untrained) contributors, here's a presentation about Snakes and Ladders for writers: things to look out for, and most of them largely language-independent.

Intelligent Authoring Assistance for Content Optimization

Alexander Becker – Congree Language Technologies GmbH
More than ever, the creation of technical documentation underlies many challenges these days. Content is created on a large scale, often by non-native speakers and in large documentation teams, almost all companies need to translate content and overall, every process has to be as cost efficient as possible. In his presentation, Alexander Becker outlines the merits of authoring assistance for technical documentation. He focuses on the advantages of a rule-based Language Check. A live demo of the Congree Authoring Server, an authoring assistance tool, practically demonstrates how the documentation process can be enhanced by intelligent software.

Please register for the event below: