Core Platform - Version 5.5.1 (6 August 2018)
This is a service release to make sure that you don’t end up in an infinite checking loop with our MarketMuse Add-on.
No AutoCheck with MarketMuse Add-On
AutoCheck and the MarketMuse Add-on didn’t get along very well. If you had AutoCheck enabled it could lead to continuous checking that never ended. That’s why we've disabled AutoCheck for the MarketMuse Add-on.
Core Platform - Version 5.5 (19 July 2018)
This release marks the beginning of a beautiful friendship. We teamed up with MarketMuse!
If you're an Acrolinx Cloud user, you can now analyze thousands of relevant web pages and identify important related topics. All of that directly from the Acrolinx Sidebar. But the enhancements aren’t limited to the Sidebar. We've also improved Analytics and even created a new Archive section for the Scorecard Archive and our brand new Content Analysis Archive dashboards. Along with plenty of bug fixes this new Core Platform is ready to rumble.
You can analyze thousands of relevant web pages and identify important related topics with our new MarketMuse Add-on. We teamed up with MarketMuse to create an Acrolinx Add-on, which integrates smoothly into the familiar Acrolinx Sidebar. Now, you have the opportunity to see how well a piece of content performs against competitors.
If you want to know more, see Acrolinx and MarketMuse.
Changes in Analytics
New Content Analysis Archive
There’s a new dashboard in Analytics and you’ll love it. In the Content Analysis Archive dashboard, you can view and open older Content Analysis dashboards. View the results of batch checks at a glance and compare them. Click anywhere in the row to open the corresponding Content Analysis dashboard in the browser. This means that you don’t need to export and store data separately. How great is that!
New Archive Section in Analytics
Since we now have two archive dashboards, it seemed reasonable to create a new section in the Analytics overview page. Under Archives, you’ll now find both Scorecard Archive and Content Analysis Archive. It’s only logical.
Checking Activity Dashboard
We thought it might be handy for you to see how many documents were checked by each writer. That’s why we've added the number of documents checked to the Checks by User table. You’ll find the Detail Link to the table on the Checking Activity dashboard.
Integration Tracking Dashboard
The Integration Details table that you find on the Integration Tracking dashboard should help you to find out who in your team needs to upgrade their integrations. We’ve improved the table to make this easier for you. Deleted users won't appear on that table anymore. We also adjusted the initial time range of included data to 1 year.
Term Harvesting Dashboard
When Acrolinx found many potential terms, the Term Candidate table was bursting at the seams. That’s why we’ve limited the table to show only the 2,500 most frequent groups of term variations.
Improved Handling of Trademarks
We've improved the handling and recognition of trademark signs. If you enter terms with trademarks into your terminology, Acrolinx will now automatically identify illegal variants. So, you don’t need to define individual variations.
Improved Recognition of Commonly Confused Words
Some words sound alike but have different spelling, like 'than' and 'then'. It’s easy to confuse these words for non-native as well as native speakers. To use the wrong word could turn the meaning of whole sentences around, just imagine the chaos. That’s why we’ve improved detection of these cases.
Improved Performance for Tone of Voice
We've improved the performance of our tone of voice components like Clarity and Conversational Tone.
Acrolinx Checks Comments in C++
Now, Acrolinx checks block and line comments in C++ files.
Improved Handling of Japanese Characters
Japanese has some special compounds where two characters are merged together as one. Sometimes Acrolinx couldn’t identify these compounds correctly. We’ve created a new algorithm. Acrolinx is now able to read these compounds.
Wildcards for DTD Remapping
In case you’re processing XML and your DTDs are stored at a path that Acrolinx can't access, you'll need to remap the DTD to a location that Acrolinx can access. You can now go wild and use regular expression wildcards for these mappings.
We No Longer Ship the Driver for DB2 Databases
We no longer ship a DB2 driver with Acrolinx. If you want to use the Core Platform 5.5 with a DB2 database, you would need to download a suitable driver and add it manually. In general, we recommend using Acrolinx with PostgreSQL.
Code in Text Created Unnecessary Suggestions
We've managed to reduce the number of false positives that appear when checking programming code, especially when it’s part of other content.
Acrolinx Split Some Words Incorrectly
Sometimes, Acrolinx really wanted to break your word apart, even though it was so happy in one piece. “Did you mean tailor able?” Acrolinx would ask. And you’d reply “No, I really did mean tailorable! Leave my poor morphemes alone!” Not to fret. Now, we try to keep things together, not tear them apart.
Term Entry Definition Showed Different Values for Linked Terms
While the term entry definition should be the same for all linked terms, this wasn’t always the case. Now, the definition always comes from the head term.
Admin's Dashboard Sessions Weren’t Logged
All Dashboard sessions, including those of the user 'admin', are now logged correctly.
Simplified Technical English Couldn’t Recognize Some Term Variants
You now have more control over which variants of a term are allowed in Simplified Technical English.
Flood of Extraction Candidate Files
On each check (by a Profile Admin), some extraction candidates files were automatically created. These would build up over time, potentially clogging memory and making support packages huge. We turned this behavior off.
Missing Translation of Languages in the Dashboard
In the Dashboard under Guidance Settings and Term Sets, we list a couple of languages. Some of them slipped through without translation, which could lead to confusion. They’re now translated.
Misleading Example Settings
We improved the sample persistence.properties file. This way, the settings are more consistent and it’s easier to tell placeholders and constants apart. We’ve also added more comments and synchronized our documentation (in particular the settings for MySQL).
Voice Scoring Messages
When you get a log message about voice scoring, don’t panic! Voice scoring isn’t mandatory. To make the message less alarming, we’ve changed the phrasing "Couldn’t find voice scoring setup..." to “No Voice Scoring setup exists for....”. We’ve also set the log level from WARN to INFO.
Sort Order of Suggested Terms
Acrolinx can suggest replacement terms based on your terminology, but they weren’t well ordered. Now, a Sidebar card will show you preferred terms at the top of the list of suggestions, followed by admitted terms.
Stack Trace Shown Via Core Server
In the rare case of an out of memory error, the core server was returning a detailed stack trace in the HTTP response. To improve security we don't pass stack traces back anymore.
Missing Examples in the Guidance Wizard
The Guidance Wizard should show you all phrases in which an issue occurred. A wicked curse limited the view to the first five instances. We helped the Guidance Wizard to find its magic again, so you should see all example phrases again.
Random Order of Fields in Term Contribution
Another spell that got the Guidance Wizard. Probably a Confundus charm, it made the Guidance Wizard mix up the order of fields in the term contribution page. We lifted the spell, and everything is ordered as it's in the Dashboard.
Case-Sensitive Content Format
Acrolinx was reading the content format parameter in a case-sensitive manner. We found that a bit over sensitive, so now Acrolinx can handle this argument in a case-insensitive manner.