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1 LRC XIII – The Localisation Research Forum Localisation4All The 13th Annual Conference of the Localisation Research Centre ▪ October 2008 ▪ Marino Institute ▪ Dublin Reinhard Schäler Director University of Limerick TM Contributions from CNGL, Dublin City University, Facebook, Independent Experts, Lexcelera, Microsoft, Moravia Worldwide, Project ]Open[, Symantec, TEK Translations, Trinity College Dublin, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak, University of Limerick Keynote Speakers Kate Losse, Facebook (USA) Lori Thicke, Lexcelera (France)

2 House Rules – Tips - Requests  House rules No smoking Please switch off your mobile telephones Resist the temptation to use your computer  Coffee breaks, Lunch, Meeting-up  Tips If you need a taxi, please check well in advance with reception Local public transport information available at reception desk  Requests All speakers, please meet ahead of your session at the “front desk”  We will record the sessions and make them available on localisation.ie

3 Agenda  Main conference programme  Announcement of Awards 01 Oct 2008: 10:30  Reception – Meeting-up The Bank, 20:00  Public transport Reception Airport

4 LRC Conferences  2004 Open Source Localisation  2005 The Global Initiative for Local Computing  2006 The Localisation Factory  2007 The Localisation Research Forum

5 Day 1 – Localisation Upate 08:00Registration & Coffee 09:00Introduction and Welcome Session 1: The Localisation Decision 09:10The Enterprise Localisation Decision, James Grealis, Symantec Corporation 09:50 The Consumer Localisation Decision, Daniel Goldschmidt, Internationalization and localization expert 10:30Coffee Break Session 2: Localisation from Open Standards to Open Source 11:00 Open standards in use in localisation - an engineering approach, Andres Vega, Tek Translations 11:40The Race for Open Source, Frank Bergmann, Project Open & Tiny Tm 12:20Lunch 13:20Product Demonstration - Language Technology Centre Session 3: Streamlining the Process 13:50 Process Automation at LSPs – It Ain’t Just About the Tools, David Filip, Moravia Worldwide 14:30 Systemic localisation validation across languages, Martin Ørsted, Microsoft Ireland 15:10Coffee Break Session 4: In no uncertain terms... 15:40 Checking Terminology Consistency with Statistical Methods, Alfredo Maldonado, Masaki Itagaki, Microsoft EDC 16:10 Automation of terminology tasks using T-Manager, Rafael Guzmán, Symantec 20:00 Reception - The Bank Bar, College Green The Localisation Research Centre would like to invite all conference attendees to a casual gathering in the Bank Bar on College Green at 20:00 on Thursday 02 October. Refreshments will be provided onsite and this aims to be an excellent opportunity to catch up with old friends and meet new ones. See you there!

6 Day 2 – Localisation4All 08:00Registration & Coffee 08:30Welcome 08:40 Official Opening Josef van Genabith, Director CNGL 09:00 Keynote1 Facebook - Achieving Quality in a Crowd-sourced Translation Environment, Kate Losse, Facebook (USA) 10:00Coffee Break Session 1: Localisation and Social Networking Introduced by Vincent Wade, Trinity College Dublin (TCD) 10:15Localisation, Personalisation and Social Networking, Vincent Wade (TCD) 10:40 Using community feedback to improve social networking terminology in Microsoft products, Sara Nicolini, Palle Petersen, Microsoft EDC 11:15Coffee Break Session 2: Localisation and Language Technologies Introduced by Andy Way, Dublin City University (DCU) 11:30Localisation and Language Technologies, Andy Way (DCU) 11:55 Linguistic Comparison and Analysis of Statistical Post-Editing between Chinese and Japanese, Midori Tatsumi, Yanli Sun, DCU 12:30Lunch 14:00 Keynote 2 Unlocking Knowledge - Localisation4All, Lori Thicke, Lexcelera (France) Session 3: Localisation4All - Introduced by Reinhard Schäler 15:00The Open Localisation Platform - Reinhard Schäler, LRC 15:25 Sarawak Language Technology (SaLT) Initiative: The preservation of Sarawak Ethnic Languages, Alvin Yeo, UNIMAS 16:00Close

7 Session I The Localisation Decision The Enterprise Localisation Decision James Grealis, Symantec Corporation The Consumer Localisation Decision Daniel Goldschmidt, Internationalization and localization expert

8 The LRC Awards  The 12th LRC Best Thesis Award Sponsored by Symantec & CNGL  The 6th LRC Best Scholar Award Sponsored by con[text] & CNGL  The Panel Dr Arthur Cater (Senior Lecturer, UCD School of Computer Science and Informatics) Mr Tony Jewtushenko (Director- R&D - Product Innovator Ltd., Ireland) Dr Fred Hollowood (Director R&D Language Services, Symantec Corporation)

9 The Best Thesis Awards  1997Pat O’Sullivan (University College Dublin)  1998Bróna Collins (Trinity College Dublin)  1999Yvonne Cleary (University of Limerick)  2000Pat O’Sullivan (University of Limerick)  2001Noelia Corte Fernández (City University London, UK)  2002John Papaioannou (University of Warwick, UK)  2003Francie Gow (University of Ottawa, Canada)  2004Huatong Sun (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, USA)  2005Asgeir Frimannsson (Queensland University of Technology, Australia)  2006Julian Wallis (University of Ottawa, Canada)  2007Federico Gaspari (University of Manchester, U.K.)

10 The th Best Thesis Award  Runner-up Data-Driven Machine Translation for Sign Languages, submitted to the School of Computing at Dublin City University in fulfillment of the requirements for the award of Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.), under the supervision of Prof. Andy Way, by Sara Morrissey

11 The th Best Thesis Award  Winner Readability and Controlled Language: does the study of readability have merit in the field of controlled language, and is readability increased by applying controlled-language rules to texts?, dissertation submitted to Dublin City University in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of MA in Translation Studies, under the supervision of Dr Sharon O’Brien, by Patrick Cadwell

12 The Best Scholar Awards  2003Aoife O’Gorman (University of Limerick, Ireland)  2004Manuel Mata Pastor (Universidad Complutense, Madrid, Spain)  2005Abdalghani Mushtaha (Free University of Brussels)  2006Miguel Bernal (University of Roehampton, UK)  2007Asgeir Frimannsson (Queensland University of Technology, Australia)

13 The th Best Scholar Award  The title of the proposed research project is Productivity and quality in the post- editing of outputs from translation memories and machine translation, to be supervised by Prof. Anthony Pym, PhD program in Translation and Intercultural Studies, Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Spain. The researcher and winner of the 2008 LRC Best Scholar Award is Ana Guerberof Arenas.

14 Session II Localisation – from Open Standards to Open Source Open standards in use in localisation - an engineering approach Andres Vega, Tek Translations The Race for Open Source Frank Bergmann, Project Open & Tiny Tm

15 Session III Streamlining the process Process Automation at LSPs – It Ain’t Just About the Tools David Filip, Moravia Worldwide Systemic localisation validation across languages Martin Ørsted, Microsoft Ireland

16 Session IV In no uncertain terms… Checking Terminology Consistency with Statistical Methods Alfredo Maldonado, Masaki Itagaki, Microsoft EDC Automation of terminology tasks using T-Manager Rafael Guzmán, Symantec


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