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Maximilian Herrmann


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Work more effectively with individualised interfaces

Are you working in a team on an ST4 project? Or are you working on a project alone, but constantly performing different tasks? Sometimes you’re just working on the text, sometimes the graphics and the next week it’s all about importing and exporting for translation management.

Alongside the workflow module, which is already a huge help for this sort of work, there’s a great little function that can make your daily tasks that bit more effective. After all, ST4 does not just allow in-depth individualisation – you can also adjust the interface so it best fits your processes. The keyword here is workplace. As it’s the start of the year, we want to use this article to show you how to set up a workplace, explain what it can do and provide a few best-practice tips. Continue reading


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Intelligent information with machine learning and the SCHEMA Content Delivery Server

Intelligent information is currently a huge talking point at many companies that wish to efficiently communicate content relevant to the situation to their customers or employees, e.g. using a content delivery portal such as the SCHEMA Content Delivery Server. However, the enrichment of content with metadata often involves a high degree of manual work. This article will present ways in which to achieve seamless automation and integration of this process with the aid of machine learning and WebHooks. Continue reading


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Automated support for quality assurance using Schematron

Quality assurance of technical documentation is often ensured by means of the four-eyes principle. However, time and time again, small errors or imprecisions still find their way into texts, even after careful checking. It would be useful to conduct an automated check according to formal rules, such as upper/lower case in headings. This is what the validation language Schematron (an ISO/IEC standard) does. It provides the opportunity to analyse and check text content available in XML, both automatically and with sensitivity to context. Continue reading


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Automating authoring processes with the Workflow Designer

You might have already noticed that in our blog posts about the tcworld conference, we always save the reveal of our biggest new features until last. Last year we introduced you to the project configurator, a component for automatically compiling publications. This year, automation in ST4 is once again the focus – specifically the automation of your authoring workflows. Continue reading


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Manual content and spare parts data on an integrated platform – the SCHEMA CDS makes it possible

Are manuals and spare parts catalogues an indispensable part of everyday life in your Technical Information department? And do your service engineers or customers groan during site visits if they have to search in several different platforms for the information they need?

If so, then you might want to take a look at our Blue Box on the SCHEMA stand at the upcoming tekom conference in Stuttgart. With Catalog Content Integration, we may well have just the solution you’ve been looking for. Continue reading


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Improved usability thanks to ST4 2018: small, yet impressive highlights

We have already made numerous changes to the 2017 version of the software to improve the usability of ST4 and in turn the efficiency of your processes. This year we have built on this and made a few minor and major adjustments, which you can take a closer look at during the tcworld conference. Last week you will have familiarised yourself with the TMS Health Report, which supports your translation processes. In this post, we will be introducing six minor modifications, the aim of which is to further optimise the usability of ST4 and to make working with ST4 2018 more effective and intuitive every day. Continue reading