Trends in localization practices for next-gen DITA

In the past year, we have seen DITA early adopters move on to newer versions of DITA, of DITA OT, or even change their CCMS. They’ve made their way to the top of the learning curve and are leveraging the standard’s functionalities to adapt to today’s interactions: chatbots, micro-content, video, and virtual reality. Content creators are also shifting to agile and integrating the constraints of accessibility.

From the start, localization has been a major driver for adopting DITA. Given the content reuse and leaner DTP, the standard enabled to significantly reduce localization costs. Just like DITA, next-gen localization practices are emerging in every aspect of information development: authoring, content management, publishing, review, and maintenance. Localization has also taken in the constraints of agile and accessibility.

Dominique helps content strategists and information architects improve their DITA and localization practices. As a result, his clients typically increase their content publication efficiency by 30 to 40%. With the rise of next-gen DITA, the localization expert has refined his tools and methodology. The conference will be the opportunity to share them with the audience, along with practical examples.

Pre-requisite: minimum knowledge on languages, translation memories and DITA modelling.

What can the audience expect to learn?

The audience will get an overview of the current trends in DITA authoring and management. They will also get a better understanding of how these trends extend to their multilingual content and what they can expect from their localization partner.

Meet the presenter

A graduate of the Ecole Centrale de Paris, Dominique is CEO of WhP since 2005. Before joining WhP, Dominique managed several multinational operations in Europe, the US and South America. Based in Montreal, Dominique strives to make localization rhyme with innovation. His passion for DITA has led him to position WhP as a specialist in DITA localization to help customers enhance multilingual DITA content generation. The company has designed advanced solutions that bridge the gap between DITA and localization processes, leveraging content reuse and collaborative linguistic review.
Dominique is an active member of the DITA community, both on and offline and a fervent long-distance cyclist.

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