Acrolinx Conference 2013 - Product Update
 

Acrolinx Conference 2013 - Product Update

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PG Bartlett, head of product management for Acrolinx, will give you an update on how we improved Acrolinx software since last year’s user conference. In particular, he will explain the reasons ...

PG Bartlett, head of product management for Acrolinx, will give you an update on how we improved Acrolinx software since last year’s user conference. In particular, he will explain the reasons behind our development of SEO capabilities and demonstrate how it works.

Ulrich Callmeier, Acrolinx’s CTO, and PG Bartlett, Acrolinx’s head of product management, will preview planned features of upcoming product releases and answer your questions about what’s in our plans (and what’s out of our plans) for the next twelve months.

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  • #acroconf2013 Product Update
  • #acroconf2013 Agenda Releases since last conference (2.9 to 3.1) • Server • Plug-ins Product roadmap Feedback from 2012 User Conference
  • #acroconf2013 Releases Since Last Conference (2.9 to 3.1)
  • #acroconf2013 Server – Areas of Focus • Terminology • Administration • Language • Checking • Reporting • SEO
  • #acroconf2013 Terminology Terminology Management • Terminology import/export (ACTIF) • MySQL support for terminology • RSS feed of terminology changes Term Browsing • Customizable with CSS • Added “print” button
  • #acroconf2013 Terminology Term Contribution • Optional “no login” access • “Enterprise license” • Single sign-on • Configurable visibility of Comment • Fields configurable as required • Full comment history • Custom fields on “Add comment” page
  • #acroconf2013 Administration • Separate configuration files (customer- & Acrolinx-specific) • Improved detection of duplicate user IDs • Java Authentication and Authorization Service support
  • #acroconf2013 Language Easier customization of rules based on lexical lists (“gazetteer”) Started work on terminology checking in additional languages (NL, ES, PT) Continuous enhancement of grammar & spelling More elaborate regression tests
  • #acroconf2013 Language – Continuous Improvement
  • #acroconf2013 Language – Frequency and Precision
  • #acroconf2013 Checking • “Quality Score”: 0 to 100 (best) • Optional Flesch- Kincaid
  • #acroconf2013 Reporting
  • #acroconf2013 New Infocenter • Twitter notifications of updates • Searchable with Google
  • #acroconf2013 Plug-ins Since Last Conference
  • #acroconf2013 Plug-in Development Since Last Conference New • Adobe Experience Manager (CQ) • Serna • Microsoft Outlook Upgraded • oXygen 14.1 and 14.2 • Word 2013, change tracking, 64-bit support • FrameMaker 10 and 11 • XMetaL 7.0 • InDesign CS6 Service Releases • 22 releases to fix customer-reported issues
  • #acroconf2013 Third-party Development New Third-party Integrations • Alchemy CATALYST • Alchemy integrated Acrolinx authoring support into their standard workflow for editing and localizing software Customer Integrations • Code Collaborator • Interactive Intelligence integrated Acrolinx into their code review workflow
  • #acroconf2013 SEO Presentation & Demo
  • #acroconf2013 Why Improve Findability? Pre-Sales Information Post-Sales Information Increase Revenue Improve Support
  • #acroconf2013 How to Improve Findability (“On Page”) Quality content Keyword placement • Title • Description (meta tag) • Headings (H1, H2) • Links • Most important keywords first Keyword density? • Don’t overdo it
  • #acroconf2013 SEO Demo
  • #acroconf2013 SEO from Acrolinx SEO for “deep content” Optimize before publishing, not after Optimize all types (HTML, XML, Word, …)
  • #acroconf2013 Product Roadmap 2013
  • #acroconf2013 Plug-in Roadmap New • oXygen (Eclipse) (Q3 2013) • Apache OpenOffice Writer (Q4 2013) • IBM WCM (Q4 2013) • Adobe InCopy (Q4 2013) Upgrade • XMetaL 8.0 (Q3 2013) • PowerPoint 2013 (Q4 2013) – first on Windows 8 • Microsoft Word 2013 performance improvements (Q4 2013) • Lotus Notes (Q1 2014) • Adobe FrameMaker (Q1 2014)
  • #acroconf2013 Language Rule set Term sets Check settings Extraction settings Checking Profiles Marketing Author Marketing Editor Techdocs Author Techdocs Editor
  • #acroconf2013 Checking Profiles
  • #acroconf2013 Checking Profiles Hands-On Demo Available
  • #acroconf2013 Voice Scores Configurable: • Categories • Rules • Targets & ranges
  • #acroconf2013 Acrolinx Analytics Replaces & Enhances Reporting • Add document & author metadata to checking results • Report results grouped by & filtered by metadata • Export data • Scheduled email reports
  • #acroconf2013 Report Example
  • #acroconf2013 Report Example
  • #acroconf2013 Release Plan – Subject to Change 3.2 planned for August 2013 3.3 planned for November 2013
  • #acroconf2013 Auto-Correct Research Project • ACCEPT consortium to enable machine translation of user- generated content • Improve language of occasional writers (e.g., forum contributors) • Develop user interface to suggest & correct
  • #acroconf2013 Feedback from Last Year’s User Conference Done In next 12 months Not planned Terminology 1 - - Reuse - - 3 Plug-ins 6 2 4 Dashboard - 2 1 Reporting 2 7 - Services 1 - - Usability 1 1 3 Technology 2 - - 13 11 12
  • #acroconf2013 Already Completed Examples: • Readability: added Flesch- Kincaid • Terminology: improved interchange format; “ignore all” • oXygen on Mac, FrameMaker 10, XMetaL 7 • Microsoft Word: fixed change tracking problems
  • #acroconf2013 Planned for Next 12 Months Examples: • DITA enhancements (e.g., check alt text) • Reporting (“Analytics”) • Search for Checking Reports
  • #acroconf2013 ulrich.callmeier@acrolinx.com pg.bartlett@acrolinx.com christian.hansel@acrolinx.com