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Acronym Explanation Comment
CAT Computer Assisted Translation Also Computer Aided Translation
CHM Compiled HTML Help
CSS Cascading Style Sheet Describe the presentation semantics of markup documents(html, xml)
DTD Document Type Definition Markup declarations that define a document typ
DTP Desk Top Publishing
ERP Enterprise Resource Planning
FL Freelance Localizer Independent Localizers
GMS Globalization management System
HT Human Translation
HTML Hypertext Markup Language
IPE International Project Engineer Also referred to as SLEor Loc Engineer
IPM International Project Manager
LPM Localization Project Manager Also referred to as IPM
LQA Localization Quality Assurance Also Linguistic Quality Assurance - to assess the quality of localized content.
LSP Language Service Provider Also Localization Vendor
MLV Multi Language Vendor
MT Machine Translation
RC Release Candidate
RFP Request For Proposal
RFI Request for Information
ROM Rough Order of Magnitude (ROM) Estimate A rough order of magnitude (ROM) estimate is the least accurate estimate. ROMs are -50% to +50% accurate, or potentially even larger. ROMs are used very early in the project when there is limited information from which to develop an accurate estimate.
RTF Rich Text Format
RTM Release to Manufacturing
RTO Release to Operations
RTW Release to Web
SGML Standard Generalized Markup Language ISO-standard technology for defining generalized markup languages
SL Source Language
SLE Software Localization Engineer Also referred to as IPE
SLV Single Language Vendor
SRX Segmentation Rule Exchange
SWAG Scientific Wild-Ass Guess A rough estimate made by an expert in the field, based on experience and intuition.
SWOT Strength, Weakness, Opportunity, Threat http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SWOT_analysis
TEP Translation, Editing, Proofreading Standard tasks included in localization
TL Target Language
TM Translation Memory
TMS Translation Management System aka GMS
TMX Translation Memory Exchange
UA User Assistance Also referred to as UE, content, help, documentation
UE User Education Also referred to as UA, content, help, documentation
UI User Interface Also referred to as SW (Software)
XML Extende Markup Language
XSL Extensibel Stylesheet Stylesheet for rendering and transforming XML data