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English translation: Document Interchange Architecture

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German term or phrase:Diaverbindung
English translation:Document Interchange Architecture
Entered by: Evert DELOOF-SYS
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13:13 Sep 21, 2000
German to English translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering
German term or phrase: Diaverbindung
Just a few questions about a translation on intranets, with the translations I think are correct but am not sure:

WORD: DIAVERBINDUNG
My translation: Dial-up connection
CONTEXT: Internetverbindung/-leitung mit Diaverbindung ohne Proxy-Server
COMMENT: I don't know if this is a special type of connection, in which case I should say,"Dia connection" or if it's a dial-up connection. Also, is there a difference between "verbindung" and "leitung"? I just used "connection for both".
Jeff
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Explanation:
Here's what I could find on DIA:
DIA-Protokoll (Protokoll der 6. Schicht des OSI-Referenzmodells; regelt Verteilung, Archivierung, Wiederfinden und Abruf von Mitteilungen in der IBM SNA)
[Brinkmann/Blaha, Daten- u. Kommunikationstechnik]
DIA = document interchange architecture
Ein IBM-Dokument, durch das Regeln für den Informationsaustausch definiert werden, damit Dokumente verteilt, empfangen, angefordert, archiviert, gesucht, wiederaufgefunden und wiedergegeben werden können.
[Lipinski, Lexikon d. Datenkommunikation, 8.0]

I am not so sure that I would automatically assume that Dia is a typographical error and thus equate it with dial-up connection (typically Wählverbindung in German).
A Google search on Diaverbindung (with and w/o hyphen) proved fruitless. If the intranet you're dealing with uses IBM, then it would definitely be a DIA connection.

Finally, see the following:
Results for DIA
DIA - Defence Intelligence Agency
DIA - Display Industry Association
DIA - Document Interchange Architecture
http://www.chemie.fu-berlin.de/cgi-bin/acronym?DIA


As to your other question, generally:
Connection = Verbindung
Line = Leitung
HTH!
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Ulrike Lieder
Local time: 05:07
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Thanks for all the trouble you went to to help me out. I really appreciate this! Because of your help, I changed my translation, and this time it made sense. I don't believe I've contacted you before, but based on your accuracy and promptness, you seem like a good person to work with. I'm based out of Herrenberg, Germany and am in need of good people to translate and edit with me. Are you interested? Drop me a line at wordsmith2thsnd@aol.com

Sincerely,
Jeff
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Explanation:
Here's what I could find on DIA:
DIA-Protokoll (Protokoll der 6. Schicht des OSI-Referenzmodells; regelt Verteilung, Archivierung, Wiederfinden und Abruf von Mitteilungen in der IBM SNA)
[Brinkmann/Blaha, Daten- u. Kommunikationstechnik]
DIA = document interchange architecture
Ein IBM-Dokument, durch das Regeln für den Informationsaustausch definiert werden, damit Dokumente verteilt, empfangen, angefordert, archiviert, gesucht, wiederaufgefunden und wiedergegeben werden können.
[Lipinski, Lexikon d. Datenkommunikation, 8.0]

I am not so sure that I would automatically assume that Dia is a typographical error and thus equate it with dial-up connection (typically Wählverbindung in German).
A Google search on Diaverbindung (with and w/o hyphen) proved fruitless. If the intranet you're dealing with uses IBM, then it would definitely be a DIA connection.

Finally, see the following:
Results for DIA
DIA - Defence Intelligence Agency
DIA - Display Industry Association
DIA - Document Interchange Architecture
http://www.chemie.fu-berlin.de/cgi-bin/acronym?DIA


As to your other question, generally:
Connection = Verbindung
Line = Leitung
HTH!

Ulrike Lieder
Local time: 05:07
Native speaker of: German
PRO pts in pair: 3525
Grading comment
Thanks for all the trouble you went to to help me out. I really appreciate this! Because of your help, I changed my translation, and this time it made sense. I don't believe I've contacted you before, but based on your accuracy and promptness, you seem like a good person to work with. I'm based out of Herrenberg, Germany and am in need of good people to translate and edit with me. Are you interested? Drop me a line at wordsmith2thsnd@aol.com

Sincerely,
Jeff
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Explanation:
'Diaverbindung' could possibly mean 'transparent connection' or 'transparent link' -- from the use of 'dia' (short for diapositive) to refer to a transparency film (engineers are both creative and sloppy with language). This is a (wild)guess, you'll have to judge from your context whether DIA connection is correct (at least it's plausible). I agree that 'dial-up connection' is highly unlikely, both because there's a good German word for it already (and Germans don't use 'dial' in this sense), and also because a dial-up connection is rare in an intranet environment.


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Ken Cox
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PRO pts in pair: 5905
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