Table of Contents


  • Benefits
  • Who should read this book
  • At what level is this book written
  • How this book came to be
  • Before you start
  • How to use this book
  • Sample use case
  • Filtering and reuse

Topic Metrics 101

Project Metrics 101

Translation Metrics 101

  • Translation savings from reuse
  • Calculating translation hours
  • Cost of translation
  • Translation dollars and multiple languages

Topic Metrics 102

Project Metrics 102

  • Project using detailed topic models
  • Writing for reuse and identical topics
  • Project using identical topics

Content reuse (referencing)

  • Use case example
  • Using warehouse topics
  • Warehouse topic cost model
  • Project using warehouse topics
  • Savings using warehouse topics
  • Cost of translating warehouse and referencing topics
  • Component based translation
  • Conclusion

Content filtering

  • Use case example
  • Using master topics
  • Master topic cost model
  • Project using master topics
  • Savings using master topics

Structured Authoring Metrics

  • As percent reuse increases
  • Cost of formatting
  • Cost of maintenance
  • Conclusion

Translation Metrics 102

  • Translation costs
  • Translation without reuse
  • Factors that affect translation speed
  • Translation with reuse
  • Cost of desktop publishing
  • Content references (conref)
  • Conclusion

Production Metrics

Production Metrics: Tracking Actuals

  • Executive Questions
  • Manager Questions
  • Definitions and ideas
  • Conclusion
  • Summary: The benefits of DITA based on metrics
  • Proving the savings
  • Supporting the business plan




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