Omnia’s team of professionals can evaluate, select and implement the systems and processes needed to solve all your localisation and translation problems and improve your company’s globalisation processes.
These systems form part of a portfolio of high added value technical services designed to integrate and improve translation management.
Omnia promotes the use of Controlled English (CE) as a means of enabling clients to certify their documentation to QC/QA, Six Sigma and ISO 9000 standards. CE improves the comprehensibility and legibility of documents, reduces ambiguity and improves conciseness. It also makes CAT tools more efficient by standardising content and maximising the reuse of previous translations, cutting costs in the process. Last but not least, Controlled English reduces the product responsibility risks caused by ambiguity and improves reader satisfaction by providing clearer explanations.
Omnia’s specialists can help plan the correct implementation of CE and other controlled languages.
Let’s see the practical benefits of CE and controlled languages in general.
Omnia’s solution covers the technology, training and tools needed to develop a Controlled English programme tailor-made for your needs and based on three simple steps:
CE requires a “basic” English dictionary of around 1,200 essential words. Omnia uses a sophisticated “text mining” tool to develop your technical dictionaries. This software analyses existing texts and creates a list of words based on frequency of use.
This software ensures that publications conform to Controlled English by checking text against the rules of grammar and special dictionaries. The software contains 9,500 rules for style, syntax and conformity and generates 40 colour-coded messages to help authors edit content. The software can be integrated as a plug-in in MS Word, Arbortext, QuickSilver, FrameMaker and other editors.
Omnia can provide assistance and training for the entire suite of Controlled English tools and updates, through on-site training or e-learning.
ODMS (Omnia Document Management System) is specially designed to manage documents in QuickSilver and FrameMaker format quickly and efficiently, avoiding unnecessary costs for content transfer.
ODMS saves information blocks of all sizes to enrich your documents and share between products.
Each object or information block is assigned a unique code that identifies it within the system and defines its type, version and revision, application and history. All objects can therefore be reused, alone or along with other objects, to create complex document structures. New documents are created directly in QuickSilver or FrameMaker to guarantee access to the main functions of both programs.
The system allows users to create an infinite number of publications and simplifies the creation and maintenance of corresponding target language versions.