London-based Lena Marg is a Training Manager on the Language Tools Team at Welocalize. She delivered a joint presentation at the recent tekom and tcworld Annual Conference with her colleague, Christian Zeh, who is based in Germany and one of Welocalize’s Business Development Directors. The tekom annual conference together with the tcworld and tekom fair, the largest global event and market place for technical communications, took place in Wiesbaden, Germany, November 6-8, 2013.
A recap by Lena Marg
Each day at tekom, visitors to the conference have a choice of nine different tracks with talks on a broad variety of technical communication topics plus an additional eight tracks of tutorials and workshops. This translates into a minimum of 57 presentations alone to choose from each day!
While the majority of presentations and workshops are presented in German to a predominantly German audience, Christian and I presented in English at one of tekom’s trend topic tracks, CHAT: Creation, Harmonization and Application of Terminology Resources. The CHAT 2013 track brought together terminology practitioners, business stakeholders and researchers to discuss the latest advances in terminology.
The key topics addressed during the presentations and Q & A sessions were:
- Bridging the gap between Termbases (TBs) and Translation Memories (TMs) in commercial use, in particular for what is obsolete, bad, not relevant or incorrect TB entries
- Lack of awareness with companies on the IMPORTANCE of terminology work
- What is a relevant Termbase entry
- Automation of steps in the terminology maintenance cycle
- Quality control
- Engaging the crowd
When Christian and I delivered our Welocalize Teaminology™ presentation, the content struck the right chord based on the questions raised in the presentations. Teaminology addresses every concern and challenge. It offers simultaneous term and sentence searches in TM and TB, along with voting and reporting features for crowd engagement. And last but NOT least, it has always been developed with a strong focus on specific client requirements!
If you have questions regarding Teaminology, terminology management or termbases, please contact us!
Press release about the presentation and event is available here.