year in Atlanta, many of you attended the Translation
Support Tools Forum and others have subsequently
looked at the documents produced for that forum.
These documents include the Eight
Types of Translation Technology, which ATA's
Translation and Computers Committee has been using
as a benchmark at ATA conferences for several years,
and the ATA Translation
Support Tools Forum Handout, a compilation of
the questionnaire responses from translation software
vendors and/or representatives that compare product
features and capabilities.
preparation for this year's edition of the Tools
forum, organized by the ATA TAC (Translation and
Computers) committee, please send in suggestions
for questions that should be asked of the vendors.
These questions can be in two categories: (1)
general questions that all vendors could answer
in order to facilitate comparisons among them
by ATA members; and (2) tool-specific questions
by existing users - questions they have had trouble
finding answers to by calling or e-mailing the
send these questions to Alan K. Melby (AKM), chair
of the ATA TAC at the following address: firstname.lastname@example.org.