OASIS Open Architecture for XML Authoring and Localization Reference Model (OAXAL) TC

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Defining a method to exploit technical documentation assets by extending core standards


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On 11 December 2009, the OAXAL TC approved the OAXAL v1.0 Reference Model as an official OASIS Committee Specification.


OAXAL represents a method to exploit technical documentation assets by extending the usefulness of core XML-related standards in a comprehensive, open architecture. OAXAL defines a complete, automated package from authoring through translation, providing authors with a systematic way to identify, store, and reuse existing sentences. Since such sentences are likely to have been previously translated, OAXAL delivers a means to dramatically increase translation matches.

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