Industry standards

Application of ISO 17100:2015 also provides the means by which a translation service provider (TSP) can demonstrate conformity of specified translation services to ISO 17100:2015 and the capability of its processes and resources to deliver a translation service that will meet the client's and other applicable specifications. Applicable specifications can include those of the client, of the TSP itself, and of any relevant industry codes, best-practice guides, or legislation. The use of raw output from machine translation plus post-editing is outside the scope of ISO 17100:2015. ISO 17100:2015 does not apply to interpreting services.

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"International standards are critical to global economic development in all industry sectors. The language industry is by no means an exception particularly given the massive changes that have taken place in information technologies in recent years. The language industry faces formidable challenges of increasing demands for larger and larger quantities of information, in more and more languages, all electronically interchangeable and easily retrievable."
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