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Designing of a Community-based Translation Center

McDevitt, Kathleen and Perez-Quinones, Manuel A. and Padilla-Falto, Olga I. (2003) Designing of a Community-based Translation Center. Technical Report TR-03-30, Computer Science, Virginia Tech.

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Interfaces that support multi-lingual content can reach a broader community. We wish to extend the reach of CITIDEL, a digital library for computing education materials, to support multiple languages. By doing so, we hope that it will increase the number of users, and in turn the number of resources. This paper discusses three approaches to translation (automated translation, developer-based, and community-based), and a brief evaluation of these approaches. It proposes a design for an online community translation center where volunteers help translate interface components and educational materials available in CITIDEL.

Item Type:Departmental Technical Report
Keywords:translation systems, internationalization, localization, user interface, community-computing, task-based community, community-based transition, digital library
Subjects:Computer Science > Human Computer Interaction
Computer Science > Digital Libraries
ID Code:675
Deposited By:Administrator, Eprints
Deposited On:26 August 2005
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