WEBINAR | What an automated DITA conversion can do for you (and what it can’t)

May 25th, 2022 @ 12:00pm ET

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Our Presenter:

Helen St. Denis | Conversion Services Manager

Pretty easily, we can get a basic DITA structure from headings, tables and lists in the legacy content. As well, though, for each different source format there are a number of ways to extract information that can be used to refine the DITA output. Likewise, there are ways to enrich the content automatically.

There are, however, some things it can’t do …yet.

As more and more types of content are being moved to DITA, a greater variety of legacy formats need to be converted. We’ll look at some of them to see what can be gleaned from each, beyond the basic structure, and some of the challenges that remain.


WEBINAR | How much redundant content do I really have? Actualizing the reuse in our documentation.

April 6th, 2022 @ 12:00pm ET

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Our Presenter:

TJ Dhaliwal | Technical Sales Product Specialist

Content reuse is one of the many advantages of moving to DITA and a structured standard. It helps us reduce the amount of overall content we have, improve consistency, and decrease redundancy. However, it is difficult to visualize this value before the conversion takes place. Estimates can be off, and it is hardly ever clear how much content we can actually reuse from our documentation. Typos and partial matches only complicate our futile estimates. Narrowing the scope of this approximation by investigating similar matches in our source content before conversion can provide valuable insight to the potential benefits of moving to a structured standard.

 

Join TJ Dhaliwal in this session as he uses Stilo’s Analyzer and Migrate to investigate source content for similar and exact matches. Then, further use that information to plan for conrefs, keyrefs, and topicrefs before any transformation takes place. Conclude by deduplicating exact topic matches and realizing some of the potential that was uncovered in the beginning.


LavaCon 2022 | October 23-27

We will be exhibiting at LavaCon 2022, the 20th annual content strategy conference that is scheduled for 23–27 October in New Orleans.

The 2022 focus:

  • Connecting Content Silos Across the Enterprise
  • Leveraging Content to Generate Revenue

The LavaCon Content Strategy Conference started in Hawaii (hence the name) to help organizations leverage state-of-the-art content technologies.

However, LavaCon is more than just a conference. It’s a gathering place where content professionals share best practices, network with peers, and build relationships that will last for years to come.

Visit the conference website for further information and to register.



Press Release - Release of Analyzer 1.0: Free Content Reuse Analysis Tool

Stilo International Announces Analyzer 1.0: Free Content Reuse Analysis Tool

OTTAWA, Ontario, November 1, 2021 – Stilo (https://www.stilo.com) is excited to announce a free content reuse analysis tool, Analyzer 1.0, that enables users to pinpoint cost savings for implementing a reuse strategy across an entire document corpus. Analyzer allows users to identify content reuse across multiple source formats (e.g. MS Word, FrameMaker, and HTML) by providing an interactive GUI and detailed graphical reports.

To begin, content is uploaded to the portal and immediately analyzed. The analysis looks for both exact and near matches, and will report separate results for paragraphs, tables, images, and spans. Upon completion, users will be provided with their very own custom portal in which they can analyze results, investigate opportunities, tailor cost figures, and export detailed reports.

“Reuse analysis is a critical step for many organizations investigating the move to structured content, and in particular, structured XML”, says Bryan Tipper, CEO of Stilo.  “With Analyzer, users now have access to a free tool that can report statistics such as exact matches, near matches, and most importantly, potential content reuse. In addition, an interactive sequence browser within Analyzer provides clarity on the number of content reuse opportunities and where those opportunities can be found”.

To get started with a free content reuse analysis, users should visit: https://www.stilo.com/analyzer/.

 

About Stilo International
Stilo develops tools to help organizations automate the conversion of content to XML and build XML content processing components integral to enterprise-level publishing solutions. Operating from offices in the UK and Canada, Stilo supports commercial publishers, technology companies and government agencies around the world in their pursuit of structured content. For more information, visit https://www.stilo.com/about.

Media Contact
Bryan Tipper
+1 (613) 745 4242
[email protected]

Related Links
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SOURCE: Stilo International

Free Conversion Offer

Upload your sample document (20-30 pages) and we will convert it to DITA free of charge!

We review the conversion results with you, and let you retain the output for your own testing purposes.

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WEBINAR | Analyzer 1.0 - Identifying Content Reuse

November 16, 2021 @ 11:00am EDT

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Our Presenter:

TJ Dhaliwal | Technical Sales Product Specialist

Analyzer is an interactive platform that enables users to identify content reuse across multiple source formats, pinpoint potential cost savings, and generate compelling & detailed graphical reports.

In this webinar we will demonstrate how to analyze Word content, calculate & navigate reuse potential, and generate beautiful reports estimating cost savings.


Press Release - Migrate 4.0 Introduces Exact-Match DITA Deduplication

Stilo International Announces Official Release of Migrate 4.0 and Introduces Exact-Match DITA Deduplication

OTTAWA, Ontario, March 8, 2021 – In an effort to maximize DITA reuse potential, Stilo (https://www.stilo.com) adds exact-match deduplication to the latest release of its well-established cloud service.

Migrating documentation to DITA has many benefits, chief among them being the opportunity to reduce cost and improve quality by reusing content. A documentation set might have reuse potential as high as 50%, however, finding good reuse candidates may prove to be difficult, especially when dealing with thousands of topics. Hence the need for automation.

The first step in the deduplication process is for the user to take the newly created DITA files and put them into a collection. At this point, the automated system compares each topic against the others in that collection. Once redundancies are identified, the system selects the canonical version, automatically eliminates redundant copies, and then updates topics and associated maps.

“Up until today, our Migrate conversion platform has focused on converting legacy content, such as HTML, Word, and FrameMaker, to DITA XML” says Bryan Tipper, CEO of Stilo. “With this new deduplication functionality, Migrate can now identify and eliminate redundant topics as part of that conversion process, and utilize the reuse mechanisms that were intended by the DITA architecture.”

 

About Stilo International
Stilo develops tools to help organizations automate the conversion of content to XML and build XML content processing components integral to enterprise-level publishing solutions. Operating from offices in the UK and Canada, Stilo supports commercial publishers, technology companies and government agencies around the world in their pursuit of structured content. For more information, visit https://www.stilo.com/about.

Media Contact
Bryan Tipper
+1 (613) 745 4242
[email protected]

Related Links
https://www.stilo.com/2020/09/29/automatic-exact-topic-deduplication/
https://www.stilo.com/migrate-dita/
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SOURCE: Stilo International

Free Conversion Offer

Upload your sample document (20-30 pages) and we will convert it to DITA free of charge!

We review the conversion results with you, and let you retain the output for your own testing purposes.

Request Now

Stilo Management Changes and Covid-19 Update 

We are pleased to announce that Bryan Tipper, formerly VP Sales & Marketing, based in our Ottawa office, has been appointed CEO and a Director of Stilo International as from April 1st. At the same time, Les Burnham, formerly CEO, has been appointed Chairman and Non-Executive Director. David Ashman continues to serve on the Board as a Non-Executive director.

All of our day to day operations are now based in Ottawa, and in response to the Covid-19 pandemic, our staff have been working from home since the beginning of last week, without any significant disruption to our business operations.

The publishing of our 2019 results has been delayed, as the FCA has put a temporary block on announcements because of Covid-19 and its potential impact. We are told by our auditors that there might be a further 5-10 day delay in announcing our results, but we don’t know for sure. We will let you know as soon as they become available.

ENQUIRIES

Stilo International Limited

Les Burnham, Chairman and Non-Executive Director
T +44 1793 441 444

Liam O’Donoghue, Company Secretary
T +44 20 7583 8304

Note: If you are an existing shareholder, and would like to receive a copy of the results when they become available, along with any significant news updates, can you please register on the Investor News page of our website.


Stilo Announces OmniMark v11

Stilo has recently announced the latest release of OmniMark v11 - the ultimate platform for high-performance content processing.

As Stilo strengthens its position as a leading developer of software tools and cloud services that help organizations create and process structured content in XML format, we are pleased to announce the release of OmniMark version 11. This latest release provides support for additional new platforms, as well as improvements to the language, libraries and beta-libraries. See below for the highlights.

New Platforms (Including 64-bit Support)

  • Windows 10 (64-bit)
  • Windows Server 2016 and 2019 (64-bit)
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 (32-bit and 64-bit)
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 and 8 (64-bit)

64 Bit Support

  • Available on Windows (NEW)
  • Available on Linux

Platforms

  • Windows 10
  • Windows Server 2016 and 2019
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6, 7 and 8

New in the Language

  • Abstract record types can now be declared       
  • New syntax for accessing entity properties from outside external-data-entity or external-text-entity rules
  • Declarations can now be applied to an external text entity reference events
  • A new document-type-declaration rule for working with DTD regions events

New in the Libraries

  • OMOASISCATALOGS has improved resolution of included catalogs
  • OMXMLWRITE can now encode external text entity references, and provides options to emit empty XML tags or not, and to encode character references as UTF-8 or as numeric character references
  • OMMARKUPUTILITIES allows the | operator to be used to join multiple entity-resolver instances, each behaving as a fallback for the preceding
  • OMUNICODE provides information of Unicode block boundaries

Beta Libraries

  • W3C XML Schema
  • Regular expressions
  • Serialize to SGML 

Try OmniMark for free. Request a free 60-day* evaluation copy of OmniMark.

*strictly non-production use


Stilo partners with Transperfect to deliver EnCompass Rapid Prototyping Program for MDR & IVDR Content Compliance

TransPerfect Announces EnCompass Rapid Prototyping Program for MDR & IVDR Content Compliance

Partners with XML Content Conversion Specialist Stilo and Leading Information Consultant Mekon to Deliver 50% Labeling Cost Reduction and 100% Content Compliance

TransPerfect Medical Device Solutions, the world’s largest provider of language services and process automation technology to the medical device industry, today announced the introduction of its new EnCompass Rapid Prototyping Program. Specifically designed to demonstrate the benefits of XML content management and process automation (including AI-Assist™), the EnCompass Prototype Program provides manufacturers with a working model of MDR and IVDR content compliance and cost savings.

Great Partners Make Great Solutions
The Rapid Prototyping Program combines validated content management technology from Astoria Software, process automation technology from TransPerfect,  critical conversion technology from Stilo and information development services from leading consultant Mekon.

Said Mekon CEO Julian Murfitt, “Our 25 years of expertise with information architecture and automated publishing provides an important benefit for device makers looking to address increased content requirements of MDR and IVDR.”

Added Stilo CEO  Les Burnham, “Automated content conversion services are especially important as manufacturers migrate to XML-based systems to support the increased volumes and throughput associated with MDR and IVDR.”

A Cure for the MDR & IVDR Headache
With only 18 months left before full implementation, the EU’s new MDR and IVDR are a source of stress and concern for global device makers. The new regulations span a number of operational areas and, according to industry consultant, Qserve, will increase both the volume and velocity of content that device makers must manage.

The EnCompass Rapid Prototyping Program provides a low-cost, low-risk approach for device makers to test the benefits of XML content management, automated publication, and translation process automation, (including AI processes) for critical device content: IFUs, software UI, websites, e-learning, clinical data, etc.

According to Marc Miller, Division President of TransPerfect Medical Device Solutions, “Faced with substantially increased content volumes due to MDR and IVDR, structured content and automation technologies are emerging as the key components for an effective compliance strategy.”

About TransPerfect Medical Device Solutions & Astoria Software
TransPerfect Medical Device Solutions is the specialized medical device division of TransPerfect, the world's largest provider of language services and process automation technology. From offices in more than 90 cities on six continents, TransPerfect offers a full range of services in 170+ languages to clients worldwide. With an unparalleled commitment to quality and client service, TransPerfect is fully ISO 9001 and ISO 17100 certified across all offices. The Medical Device Solutions group is further certified to ISO 13485 and ISO 14971.

Astoria Software is an award-winning solution for enterprise content management and a division of TransPerfect. Astoria delivers the most comprehensive on-demand solution for building, managing, and assembling DITA/XML content to satisfy documentation requirements in the software, hardware, medical device, and other discreet manufacturing sectors.


Stilo introduces new content optimization service—DITA OptimizeR

Stilo International is pleased to announce the availability of a new content optimization service—DITA OptimizeR—that can automatically identify reuse potential across your DITA content, deduplicate topics and update your maps and conref files.

Whether you are embarking on the conversion of your content to DITA for the first time, or have existing DITA content that you would like to evaluate for additional reuse opportunities, then Stilo's DITA OptimizeR can help!

Maximizing content reuse
Content reuse is a fundamental benefit of DITA adoption, providing huge efficiency gains to authoring teams and helping to ensure the consistency of published information across an enterprise.

However, identifying potential reuse opportunities and implementing reuse strategies can be a painstaking and laborious process. As an increasing volume of content is authored in DITA across authoring teams, then invariably more content is replicated over a period of time. Keeping your content optimized for potential reuse should form part of any successful DITA implementation strategy.

With DITA OptimizeR you can

  • Significantly reduce the amount of content that needs to be maintained on an ongoing basis
  • Generate more focussed and rapid search engine results for customer queries
  • Publish more accurate and normalized content, especially important in potentially hazardous and highly regulated environments

Try DITA OptimizeR for free!
We offer a free trial analysis with OptimizeR - simply send us a small sample set of your DITA content, and we will review the results with you. And if you don't yet have your content in DITA, no problem - you can take advantage of our free conversion offer with Migrate.

Find out more and upload sample for free analysis