iiRDS for the documentation of technical standards

by Patrick Schedlbauer on September 30, 2021

The iiRDS standard makes documentation smart – so it can be made available on portals, apps and data glasses. Case studies in the field of mechanical engineering are very often mentioned in connection with iiRDS – for example, the scenario of the service technician who uses an end-device to scan an error code on a machine that needs repairing and then receives a snippet of information on the display showing how to fix the problem. This article is about the extensibility of the iiRDS model in the automotive sector. more...

Charming the word snake – Terminology work and language checking with Python

by Maximilian Rosin , Esther Strauch on June 17, 2021

Have you ever extracted technical terms from hundreds of documents? Have you checked dozens of topics for violations of writing rules? And have you felt that these tasks could be automated, but enterprise-grade software was too expensive?

In just a few days, you can implement powerful terminology tools, using free open-source software. In this tutorial, we will show you how. more...

Blended Learning – or how you learn best online

by Katrin Mehl on October 14, 2020

Digital training courses become more and more popular. In times of COVID-19 and home office, many training providers are switching to digital learning. For the  Milleninials, the generation Y, growing up in a digital environment, digital learning is quite natural anyway. But does digital learning really only offer advantages compared to traditional classroom training? Which methods does digital learning  offer? And what exactly is blended learning?

 

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The roles of standards and governance in engineering content. Why standards for multichannel distribution are more beneficial than you think

by Ulrike Parson on August 24, 2020

The ongoing digitization of business requires us to rethink how we deliver user information. Technical documentation with hundreds of pages within one document is no longer viable. Today, we must deliver small content modules that show only the content that users need at a particular moment in time and in a particular context. Users need intelligent content or intelligent information instead of documentation. more...