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Wed Sep 15 2010

Confs: Computational Ling, Text/Corpus Ling/Spain

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        1.    Monica Monachini, The Multilingual Web - Where Are We?

Message 1: The Multilingual Web - Where Are We?
Date: 14-Sep-2010
From: Monica Monachini <monica.monachiniilc.cnr.it>
Subject: The Multilingual Web - Where Are We?
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The Multilingual Web - Where Are We?

Date: 26-Oct-2010 - 27-Oct-2010
Location: Madrid, Spain
Contact: Richard Ishida
Contact Email: ishidaw3.org
Meeting URL: http://www.w3.org/International/multilingualweb/madrid/cfp

Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics; Text/Corpus Linguistics

Meeting Description:

W3C is organizing a Workshop: The Multilingual Web - Where Are We? to take place
26-27 October 2010 in Madrid, Spain. Workshop participants will survey and
introduce currently available best practices and standards that help content
creators, localizers, language technology developers, browser makers, and others
meet the challenges of the multilingual Web. The Workshop also provides
opportunities for networking that span the various communities involved in
enabling the multilingual Web. Participation is free and open to anyone.
However, space is limited and participants must send an expression of interest
to the program committee. People wishing to speak should also submit a
presentation outline by September 17th.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following:

Internationalizers. Web addresses (IRIs and IDNs); Web protocols (HTTP(s), IRC,
REST, etc) ; Content formats (HTML, CSS, SVG, etc); Scripting languages
(JavaScript etc); Unicode; Local data formats (CLDR,etc); Language & locale
tags; Data feeds;

Creators. Content management and authoring tools; Browser support; Mobile Web;
Voice on the Web; Language selection & navigation; Multilingual web sites;
Usability & design for i18n ;

Localizers. Localization standards & tools; TM and terminology databases;
Machine translation; Crowd-sourcing; Cloud based issues; Process enablers;

Users. Social Web (blogs, social media, etc.); Cultural topics; Minority
languages; Accessibility;

Machines. Semantic web; Multilingual web services; Language resources; Text
mining; Language technologies; Search engine optimization;

Policy makers. Why the multilingual web matters; Trends; Standards organization
players; Political enforcements

This is the first of four Workshops being planned by W3C over the next two years
as part of the MultilingualWeb European Project. The first Workshop is hosted by
the Universidad Polit├ęcnica de Madrid. For more information, see the call for
participation. Learn more about W3C's Internationalization Activity.
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