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Stop Reinventing the Wheel! The TAPICC Pre-Standardization Initiative for Translation APIs

Klaus Fleischmann, David Filip, Serge Gladkoff, Jim Compton & Ján Husarčík

Thursday, 15 March, 2018
Free for GALA Members
Free for Non-Members


If you have ever lamented the time and money you spent on building yet another connector for some part of the translation technology stack, this session is for you. The Translation API Cases and Classes (TAPICC) initiative is approaching its one-and-a-half year mark and significant progress has been made by the four Track 1 working groups, which have been focused on supply chain automation. The second track, or phase, is about to begin. This session describes the achievements, challenges, and the work ahead for this collaborative, community-driven, open-source initiative to advance API standards for multilingual content delivery.

Klaus Fleischmann

Klaus grew up with languages and computers in Austria and the US. He studied conference interpreting in Vienna and Monterey, California, and technical communication at Danube University Krems. After spending many years gaining experience in the US translation industry, Klaus founded Kaleidoscope as a consulting and software company for international documentation in 1996. Since 2000, Klaus is also CEO of eurocom Translation Services in Vienna, Austria. And since 2015, Klaus produly serves on the GALA Board of Directors. Klaus regularly presents lectures and university courses on terminology, translation management and global content strategies in Austria and abroad. Follow Klaus on @klauskaleidos.

David Filip

David Filip is Chair (Convener) of OASIS XLIFF OMOS TC; Secretary, Editor and Liaison Officer of OASIS XLIFF TC; a former Co-Chair and Editor for the W3C ITS 2.0 Recommendation; Advisory Editorial Board member for the Multilingual magazine; co-moderator of the Interoperability and Standards WG at JIAMCATT. David has been also appointed as NSAI expert to ISO TC37 SC3 and SC5, ISO/IEC JTC1 WG9, WG10 and SC38. His specialties include open standards and process metadata, workflow and meta-workflow automation. David works as a Research Fellow at the ADAPT Research Centre, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland. Before 2011, he oversaw key research and change projects for Moravia’s worldwide operations. David held research scholarships at universities in Vienna, Hamburg and Geneva, and graduated in 2004 from Brno University with a PhD in Analytic Philosophy. David also holds master’s degrees in Philosophy, Art History, Theory of Art and German Philology.

Serge Gladkoff

Serge Gladkoff graduated from an elite Russian nuclear science college and for more than twenty-four years has been engaged in the localization industry, first as a deputy director for a software distribution company Dialogue-MEPhI, then as a localization manager of the Moscow office of Borland International, and for twenty years ongoing, as the President and co-owner of the Logrus International Corporation, and now CEO of Logrus Global LLC. Serge has been a speaker and presenter at many events, and served as an elected GALA Board member from 2009-2012 and again in 2014-2015. He is now a GALA Ambassador for the TAPICC project. Serge is the founder of the largest online professional community in the localization industry, the Localization Professional group on LinkedIn.

Jim Compton

Language-industry maven searching to unlock new capabilities using the principles of multiplication.

Ján Husarčík