LavaCon 2023| 14-17 October, San Diego

Join us at LavaCon 2023 in San Diego

 

LavaCon is a 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 network with peers and build relationships that will last for years to come.

We look forward to seeing you there!

 



ConVEx Baltimore | 17-19 April, 2023

Join us at ConVEx 2023 in Baltimore

 

CIDM and Stilo invite you to be a part of innovating the future as we bring you ConVEx Baltimore – an immersive experience for Content Developers: April 17-19, 2023

In its 25th year, this event offers you a wealth of ideas and information to support your efforts in defining and executing a comprehensive content strategy.

ConVEx Baltimore is a four-track conference of 1-hour sessions.

Three days of sessions, 15+ Sessions in the Technology Test Kitchen, content management solutions representatives, and the very best in industry networking, ConVEx Baltimore is designed with your specific needs in mind—providing strategies you can use immediately as you create and manage technical content.

This conference offers career-empowering knowledge, best practices, networking, practical solutions, and excellent service.

We look forward to seeing you there!

 



WEBINAR | Recognizing Potential Reuse in Your Content Before Conversion

December 1st, 2022 @ 12:00pm ET

Our Presenter:

Jacob Brennan | Technical Sales Product Specialist

One of the main benefits of using a structured format such as DITA is the ability to reuse content, but realizing where reuse is beneficial and estimating the probable savings can be a tedious and time-consuming task. In this webinar, we demonstrate how you can identify reusable or redundant content in your own documentation and pinpoint potential cost savings using detailed graphical reports with Stilo’s Analyzer.

Jacob Brennan is a Technical Sales Product Specialist at Stilo. He works with Stilo Migrate customers and aids in converting their legacy content to DITA. Jacob is a recent graduate from the University of Ottawa holding a BASc. in Mechanical Engineering and a BSc. in Computing Technology.


WEBINAR | Semantic markup. Why do I need it, and how do I do it?

October 11th, 2022 @ 12:00pm ET

Our Presenter:

Helen St. Denis | Conversion Services Manager

In the past, we have produced documents with a focus on how they look when published. Page layout, font face, font size, bolding and italics have been useful not just to make the documents attractive, but more importantly, to make them easier to read and understand. Nowadays we are told that semantic markup is preferable. Why is that, and how do we add it to our docs?


WEBINAR | How An Automated DITA Conversion Can Help Your Authoring Team

September 14th, 2022 @ 10:00am ET

Our Presenter:

Jacob Brennan | Technical Sales Product Specialist

In this webinar we discuss several key advantages to using an automated DITA conversion tool, such as Stilo’s Migrate. We demonstrate how automated tools make converting content easier, faster, and more convenient, resulting in considerable time and money savings.


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

May 25th, 2022 @ 12:00pm ET

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.


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.

Request Now

WEBINAR | Analyzer 1.0 - Identifying Content Reuse

November 16, 2021 @ 11:00am EDT

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/
https://cdn.stilo.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/Migrate-4-Exact-Match-Deduplication.jpg

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