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What is it?

Translation Memory Exchange. An XML-based standard that facilitates the exchange of data between different translation memory (TM) tools.

Why is it important?

The capability of moving data between different tools makes TMX important to the industry. However, its flexibility can limit its applicability, because tool vendors often create variants, which can hinder interoperability.

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What is it?

Segmentation Rules eXchange. An open XML-based standard that describes how translation and other language-processing tools should split text fragments for processing.

Why is it important?

SRX helps in achieving better translation reuse at the sentence level from translation memory (TM) engines.

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What is it?

The ability of different systems to exchange and make use of information (e.g., each other’s data formats) and to work together, often in real time.

Why is it important?

Localization is a complex process that requires many different components to interact smoothly. When selecting tools, make sure that interoperability is included as a feature.

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What is it?

A W3C (World Wide Web Consortium) standard that provides concepts for the automated creation and processing of multilingual web content.

Why is it important?

With ITS, processes can be automated with standardized metadata called ITS data categories. Example processes include translation package creation, machine translation, and quality review.

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