The handling of proprietary documents by localisation vendors is time consuming and error prone, and represents a significant challenge to localisation projects. Vendors with many customers, each with its own set of document formats, must potentially support a document format set numbering in the hundreds or thousands. This paper describes an approach to automating the extraction of translatable text from a variety of file formats. The solution is based on XLIFF, language parsers, and XML transformations.
O'Connor, Kieran and Gray, Geraldine
"Auto Generation of XLIFF Translation Documents from Proprietary File Formats,"
The ITB Journal:
1, Article 32.
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