#acroconf2013
Product
Update
#acroconf2013
Agenda
Releases since last conference (2.9 to 3.1)
• Server
• Plug-ins
Product roadmap
Feedback from 2012 Us...
#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...
#acroconf2013
Terminology
Term Contribution
• Optional “no login” access
• “Enterprise license”
• Single sign-on
• Configu...
#acroconf2013
Administration
• Separate configuration files
(customer- & Acrolinx-specific)
• Improved detection of duplic...
#acroconf2013
Language
Easier customization of rules based on
lexical lists (“gazetteer”)
Started work on terminology chec...
#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
Up...
#acroconf2013
Third-party Development
New Third-party Integrations
• Alchemy CATALYST
• Alchemy integrated Acrolinx
author...
#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)
• ...
#acroconf2013
SEO Demo
#acroconf2013
SEO from Acrolinx
SEO for “deep content”
Optimize before publishing, not after
Optimize all types (HTML, XML...
#acroconf2013
Product Roadmap 2013
#acroconf2013
Plug-in Roadmap
New
• oXygen (Eclipse) (Q3 2013)
• Apache OpenOffice Writer (Q4 2013)
• IBM WCM (Q4 2013)
• ...
#acroconf2013
Language
Rule set
Term sets
Check settings
Extraction settings
Checking Profiles
Marketing
Author
Marketing
...
#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
• Repo...
#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
•...
#acroconf2013
Feedback from Last Year’s User Conference
Done
In next 12
months Not planned
Terminology 1 - -
Reuse - - 3
P...
#acroconf2013
Already Completed
Examples:
• Readability: added Flesch-
Kincaid
• Terminology: improved
interchange format;...
#acroconf2013
Planned for Next 12 Months
Examples:
• DITA enhancements (e.g., check
alt text)
• Reporting (“Analytics”)
• ...
#acroconf2013
ulrich.callmeier@acrolinx.com
pg.bartlett@acrolinx.com
christian.hansel@acrolinx.com
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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 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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Acrolinx Conference 2013 - Product Update

  1. 1. #acroconf2013 Product Update
  2. 2. #acroconf2013 Agenda Releases since last conference (2.9 to 3.1) • Server • Plug-ins Product roadmap Feedback from 2012 User Conference
  3. 3. #acroconf2013 Releases Since Last Conference (2.9 to 3.1)
  4. 4. #acroconf2013 Server – Areas of Focus • Terminology • Administration • Language • Checking • Reporting • SEO
  5. 5. #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
  6. 6. #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
  7. 7. #acroconf2013 Administration • Separate configuration files (customer- & Acrolinx-specific) • Improved detection of duplicate user IDs • Java Authentication and Authorization Service support
  8. 8. #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
  9. 9. #acroconf2013 Language – Continuous Improvement
  10. 10. #acroconf2013 Language – Frequency and Precision
  11. 11. #acroconf2013 Checking • “Quality Score”: 0 to 100 (best) • Optional Flesch- Kincaid
  12. 12. #acroconf2013 Reporting
  13. 13. #acroconf2013 New Infocenter • Twitter notifications of updates • Searchable with Google
  14. 14. #acroconf2013 Plug-ins Since Last Conference
  15. 15. #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
  16. 16. #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
  17. 17. #acroconf2013 SEO Presentation & Demo
  18. 18. #acroconf2013 Why Improve Findability? Pre-Sales Information Post-Sales Information Increase Revenue Improve Support
  19. 19. #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
  20. 20. #acroconf2013 SEO Demo
  21. 21. #acroconf2013 SEO from Acrolinx SEO for “deep content” Optimize before publishing, not after Optimize all types (HTML, XML, Word, …)
  22. 22. #acroconf2013 Product Roadmap 2013
  23. 23. #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)
  24. 24. #acroconf2013 Language Rule set Term sets Check settings Extraction settings Checking Profiles Marketing Author Marketing Editor Techdocs Author Techdocs Editor
  25. 25. #acroconf2013 Checking Profiles
  26. 26. #acroconf2013 Checking Profiles Hands-On Demo Available
  27. 27. #acroconf2013 Voice Scores Configurable: • Categories • Rules • Targets & ranges
  28. 28. #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
  29. 29. #acroconf2013 Report Example
  30. 30. #acroconf2013 Report Example
  31. 31. #acroconf2013 Release Plan – Subject to Change 3.2 planned for August 2013 3.3 planned for November 2013
  32. 32. #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
  33. 33. #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
  34. 34. #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
  35. 35. #acroconf2013 Planned for Next 12 Months Examples: • DITA enhancements (e.g., check alt text) • Reporting (“Analytics”) • Search for Checking Reports
  36. 36. #acroconf2013 ulrich.callmeier@acrolinx.com pg.bartlett@acrolinx.com christian.hansel@acrolinx.com
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