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Interoperability Now! is a group working to improve the interoperability of tools and technology within the localization industry.
Interoperability Now! Announces Release of XLIFF:doc and TIPP Translation Interoperability Formats
Interoperability Now! (IN!) is pleased to announce that the XLIFF:doc and TIPP translation interoperability formats have been finalized. IN! is an industry-driven initiative to finally provide real interoperability between translation systems and tools, something that has been woefully missing in the Localization Industry.
Two Quick Introductions to Translation Tool Interoperability
What are we producing?
We have two primary areas of focus:
- TIPP - The Translation Interoperability Protocol Package (TIPP) is an information container that allows the seamless exchange of information between different independent Translation Management Systems (TMS).
- XLIFF:doc - A reference guide for representing documents in XLIFF files. The primary goal of XLIFF:doc is to provide a mechanism to allow lossless exchange of XLIFF data between tools in the localization workflow.
Our releases page includes the most recent versions of the specifications and schema files.
What benefits will interoperability bring to your organization?
- How TIP helps freelancers
- How TIP helps LSPs
- How TIP helps purchasers of translation services
- How TIP helps tools developers To learn more, check out the presentations available for download in the presentations directory. You can also reach out to us via Twitter, Linked In, and email if you have implementation questions.
Who are the core developers?
- BIOLOOM Group: Prof. Dr. Jörg Schütz
- Kilgray: Peter Reynolds(@peterrey on Twitter), Gabor Ugray, Gergely Vándor
- Medtronic: Micah Bly (@MicahBly on Twitter)
- ONTRAM: Sven Andrä (@sca2g on Twitter), Timo Tretter
- Spartan Software: Chase Tingley (@ctatwork on Twitter)
- XTM: Andrzej Zydron
What organizations are implementing TIP?
Many companies and organizations are already working on TIP implementations. Please see the list of known implementers. If your organization is also implementing TIP, and you want to be listed, please let us know. We also have a mailing list specifically for teams implementing, or planning to implement, TIP. Please contact us if you would like to get on the mailing list.
How do we get involved?
If you are working on implementing TIP, join the implementers' list.
Are we working with other interoperability initiatives?
Yes! We are working with the Language Interoperability Portfolio Project (LINPORT) to ensure that both initiatives produce a single container package format.