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Jeff Allen  Identity Verified
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Dec 30, 2004

The LISA 2004 Translation Memory survey report is available at:
http://www.lisa.org/products/survey/2004/tmsurvey.html

An analysis of the report has been provided by the LISA editor at:
http://www.lisa.org/archive_domain/newsletters/2004/4.2/tmSurvey.html

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Interesting Dec 30, 2004

And "At present about 70% of the market is using TRADOS". This should be interesting for most translators. Personally I was not aware of that this number was so high...

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Survey still too small Jan 21, 2005

Ivan Eikås Skjøstad wrote:
And "At present about 70% of the market is using TRADOS". This should be interesting for most translators. Personally I was not aware of that this number was so high...


The number of people and companies who participated in this survey, number less than 300 (if I remember correctly). And little distinction is made between "freelancers" and "companies" (although a distinction is made on number of words, however, the lower bracket is simply "less than one million words per year", which will include both companies and freelancers without further distinction). So... 70% uses Trados may not mean that 70% of freelancers or even 70% of smaller companies use Trados.

I also wonder how many of the people who "use" Trados really use it or simply own it and use it limitedly. The survey makes no distinction here either. Also, remember that many participants use more than one tool. So 70% does not imply an *exclusive* 70% market share (more is explained in the report itself).


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comments about the LISA 2004 TM survey report Jul 6, 2005

Jeff Allen wrote:
The LISA 2004 Translation Memory survey report is available at:
http://www.lisa.org/products/survey/2004/tmsurvey.html

An analysis of the report has been provided by the LISA editor at:
http://www.lisa.org/archive_domain/newsletters/2004/4.2/tmSurvey.html


A few of my various feedback comments concerning the LISA 2004 Translation Memory survey report have been logged in the LISA blog at:

http://www.lisa.org/blogs/index.php?id=23#track
Feedback on the LISA TM Survey
December 31, 2004


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