CNGL Newsletter Vol 1 Issue 2

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CNGL Newsletter Vol 1 Issue 2

Keywords InternationalFeasibility StudyCNGL has recently kicked-off anew project with Keywords International,a leading solutionsprovider to the global videogaming industry. Supported by anEnterprise Ireland FeasibilityGrant, CNGL is working withKeywords International to explorehow future language technologieswill impact the process ofdelivering real-time massivelymultiplayer online games to aglobalised audience.Lively Discussion atCNGL/VistaTECOptimized GlobalizationRoundtableCNGL and founding industry partner,VistaTEC, hosted a roundtableand networking event in the latter’sSilicon Valley offices on 4 March.The event was attended by luminariesfrom the IT world withrepresentatives from Cisco, Oracle,Yahoo and Adobe, among others.The theme of the roundtable, whichfeatured presentations from CNGLand VistaTEC, was the role thattechnology and innovation play inreducing unnecessary overhead indata management. The eventlooked at research that is laying thefoundations for the next generationof how the localisation industryoperates, and the changes it willbring.VistaTEC’s CTO, Phil Ritchie, commented“It’s very exciting to shareour joint research efforts with thecompanies that are driving globalcontent, and the business impactthe innovations are bringing. Weare extremely pleased with thepositive feedback.”A plethora of major players inthe computer and video gamelocalisation sectors havesigned up to deliver workshopsat the LRC SummerSchool, supported by CNGL.The event will take place from30 May to 2 June at theUniversity of Limerick, Ireland.The Summer School will featurefour days of workshops andlectures on one of the most excitingand varied aspects of theDublin City University and theUniversity of Alicante, Spain havesigned a memorandum of understandingthat will see the two institutionscollaborate on researchareas of mutual interest in the fieldof information and communicationstechnology. The collaborationwith the University of Alicantewill be specifically linked to CNGL.This memorandum of understandingreflects an already strongPartnerships and CommercialisationLRC Sum mer School attracts keyindustry players2011 LRC Summer School will focus onComputer & Video Game Localisationlocalisation industry. Throughoutthis intensive Summer Schoolyou will have the opportunity tolearn from speakersfrom Big Fish Games,Enzyme Testing Labs,GuerillaMicrosoft,Games,CNGL and University of Alicante sign Collaboration Agreementcollaborativewww.cngl.ierelationshipbetween CNGL and the Departmentof Software andComputing Systems, Universityof Alicante, including aScience Foundation Ireland (SFI)-funded Walton Fellowship forProf Mikel L. Forcada of Alicante in2010.Translations,Mi'pu'miOnLegendsand more. If you areinterested in games localisationand want to take your first stepsinto this area, then this event isThe new collaboration frameworkfor you.“Places at the LRCSummer School willbe allocated on afirst-come first-servedbasis”Places at the Summer Schoolwill facilitate exchange of information;exchange of staff andresearchers; promotion of jointresearch; and joint organisation oftechnical meetings and workshops.Introducing new CNGL Spinout, Scream Interactivewill be limited andallocated on a firstcomebasis.first-servedRegistration will opensoon and full detailsandprogramameupdates will beannounced on the event website:www.localisation.ie/summerRead full storyScream Interactive is a speech technology middleware provider for the interactive entertainment industry.Currently enrolled in the NovaUCD Campus Company Development Programme (CCDP), Scream Interactive aimsto reduce the risks and overhead of spoken content in both mobile and console video game production. The teambehind Scream Interactive, which includes promoter Dr. Peter Cahill, CNGL Integrated Languages Technology trackmember at UCD School of Computer Science and Informatics, aims to launch its initial product in late 2011.2


Education and OutreachCNGL DEMO VIDEOSNOW ON YOUTUBE!Wouldn’t it be great if there were asingle location at which you couldaccess and view presentations ofBattle of Minds at Linguistics OlympiadCNGL’s demonstrator systems? Well,now you can, through CNGL’sYouTube Channel.The CNGL Demonstrator Programmepromotes and guides collaborativeSecondary School scholars test theirproblem-solving and linguistic skillswith CNGL’s novel languagechallengeBattle of Minds at Linguistics OlympiadLateral thinking and creative problemsolving were the keys to success asbudding linguists from secondaryschools across Ireland competed inthe national finals of the All IrelandLinguistics Olympiad (AILO) at DublinCity University on 9 March 2011. Theinternational contest sees youngscholars test their minds against theworld’s toughest puzzles in language,logic and linguistics.More than 400 Transition Yearstudents from 28 schools acrossDublin sampled university life andexperienced the high-tech worldof computing in January, as theyattend the CNGLsupportedCompute TYprogramme at DCU’sSchool of Computing.The enthusiastic students undertookthe weeklong web design and developmentcourse, at which theylearned how to create their ownFrom a starting line-up of more than300 students representingschools in23 counties, thecountry’s top 100problem-solverspitted their wits against each other atthe national finals of the competition.The prize: the title of AILO NationalChampions 2011 and the opportunityto represent Ireland at the InternationalLinguistics Olympiad WorldFinals in the USA in July 2011.Speaking of how the challenge hascaptivated her, Imogen GrumleyTraynor, Transition Year student at StKilian’s Deutsche Schulein Clonskeagh, Dublin,said “The passion awakenedin me is so greatthat I am currently lookinginto studying linguistics at university”.For a list of winners and to keepabreast of developments with the AllIreland Linguistics Olympiad, visit theAILO website www.cngl.ie/ailoCNGL helps Dublin School Students sample High-tech Learning“Thanks to funding from theHEA and CNGL we cancontinue to run thisprogramme”webpages. Some students also sampledcomputer programming, learninghow to instruct a virtual robot tocarry out simple tasks such as movingand transporting objects.Since its launch in2005, ComputeTYhas been completedby almost 3,000 Transition Yearstudents from Dublin schools. MikeScott, Head of DCU School of Computing,said ‘This programme has runvery successfully in the past and this“I am currently lookinginto studying linguisticsat university”www.cngl.ieyear, thanks to funding from the HEAand CNGL we can continue to run thisprogramme and promote computingeducation to students from all backgroundsof society.”scientific work between project partners;showcases the relevance ofCNGL research to industry andsociety; provides regular milestonesfor assessing the collective progressand impact of CNGL; and offers newtest beds for research and experimentationacross CNGL.View more than 20 video presentationsof CNGL’s ground-breakingdemo systems and gain a preview ofemerging localisation technologies bylogging on to our channel:www.youtube.com/nextgenlocalisationMARCH 101 DAYTCD was the venue for the latest 101Day, which brought together morethan 60 members of CNGL on 2March. Attendees benefitted from twohighly informative seminars - ‘IPMade Simple’ and ‘CommercialisationMade Simple’ - which were deliveredby Mr. Stephen Roantree (CNGL IPManager) and Mr. Steve Gotz (CNGLCommercialisation DevelopmentManager). They also learnt about theMETA-NET project and took part ingroup discussions on shaping thestrategic research agenda for thefuture of European Language Technology.3


EVALUATIONGROUPThe Evaluation Group wasset up in 2009 to compileand maintain a list of componentevaluation metrics,as well as investigating itspossible alignment withoverall system-level metrics.The data gathered in September2009 showed some interestingresults in terms of cross-strand commonality, but wasincomplete as a lot of the researchwas still in its earlystages. The Evaluation Groupis currently engaged in a three-step process to gather thelatest data:• CNGL researchers toupdate original data withcurrent metrics.• Extraction of an evaluationtaxonomy from this data todrive the creation of asemantic wiki.• Capture and analysis ofdemonstrator metrics viathis semantic wiki.The most significant news from ILTthis quarter is the planned departureof track leader, Prof. Any Way, onleave of absence. Andy’s plans todedicate his time to entrepreneurialventures reflect the strong commercialisationfocus of his research andthat of his fellow ILT researchers.Efforts are already underway to appointa suitable replacement.We look forward to working with threetalented new recruits: Dr. ErwanMoreau (ILT3),Dr. X iaofeng Wu(ILT1) and Dr. Junhui Li (ILT1).Significant publications are still beinghit and are likely to exceed targets.PhD thesis chapters are emergingfrom a number of candidates and twoCNGL Research Track UpdatesIntegrated Language Technologies(ILT)The planned leave-of-absence of trackleader, Prof. Andy Way, is the stand-outnews of the ILT track this quarterfurther transfer papers have beensubmitted.Industry links have been strengthenedby the official appointment ofDr. Johann Roturie r of Symantec asco-supervisor of ILT1doctoralPratyushSandipancandidate,Banerjee.Dandapat,also of ILT1, has beenawarded a 3-monthinternship in Microsoft Research inRedmond, starting in June 2011.Integration of speech technologiesand machine translation is progressingwell. Recent developmentsfrom the integration has improvedNext Generation Localisation (LOC)This quarter has seen continuing work with TheRosetta Foundation, publication success andresearch advancements for LOCsignificantly the UCD speech synthesiser.“Integration of speechtechnologies and MT isprogressing well”MuseSpeechServices(CNGL’s open source speech technologyresearch platform) have beenupdated and are being used by severalgroups in CNGL. They are nowbeing integrated intothe social utility gateway.There are have beena number of promisingcommercialisationdevelopments, including the filing ofthree invention disclosures and thesubmission preparation of one furtherIDF. Substantial inter-track, crosstrackand industry-academia researchcontinues apace, as does ILT’s inputinto CNGL’s demonstrator systemsand E&O programmes.This process should highlightany commonality betweenresearch strands, facilitatingsharing of metrics, and thepossible discovery of overlapsbetween seemingly-disparateareas of research. It shouldalso increase cross-institutionand cross-discipline collaborationwithin CNGL.- Ian R O'Keeffe (EG Chair)A major priority of the LOC Trackthis quarter was the further alignmentof LOC research with thesocial agenda of CNGL, in collaborationwith and through the supportof CNGL not-for-profit spinoutactiv ity, The Rosetta Foundation.Congratulations to Lucia MoradoVazquez and Rajat Gupta, whosuccessfully completed their MSc toPhD transfers.Dr. Ian R O’Keeffe and Rajat Gupta,both of LOC2, have had abstractsaccepted for the Journal of InternationalLocalisation (JIAL). Furtherpublications are in the pipeline for ato the LOC3 research programme,including workflow patterns, logic ofthe case-based workflow generation,number of LOC researchers. personalised content generation andActive collaboration and networking workflow re -engineering. The ongoingcontinues with participants of theresearch strategy to identifyAction Week for GlobalInformation Sharing(AGIS’10), at whichall LOC3 memberspresented work inIndia in December.Good progress has made onaddressing specific aspects relatedenterprises’ localisation“LOC continues to identifyworkflows in practice,enterprises’ localisationand any issues withinworkflows in practice” these workflows, continuesto advance. Integrationof demonstrator componentsfrom several different strands hasalso been achieved this quarter.www.cngl.ie4


Systems Framework (SF)Publication success, PhD transfers and jointCNGL-industry funding proposals have beenthe focus for SF in Q1SF this quarter has increased itsinvolvement in FP7 fundingproposals with a view to extendingits activities in domainsrelated to CNGL activities butnot currently covered by itsresearch programme.The main focus of SF1 has beenon analysing data collection activitiesperformed in 2010 and settingup experiments for evaluating LTin interactive contexts. Two papershave been accepted for publicationin leading journals (MachineCNGL Research Track UpdatesTranslation and the InternationalJournal of Human-ComputerStudies).The main focus of SF2 this quarterwas implementation of a prototypesemantic metadata model andvisualiser in collaborationwith LOC.Mr. John Moranand Dr. DavidLewis, both of SF2,presented a paper on ‘Unobtrusivemethods for low-cost manual evaluationof machine translation’ at“Papers have beenaccepted for publication inMT and IJHCS”TRALOGY in March.PhD candidate, Anne Schneider,completed her confirmation hearingand Ilana Rozanes has submittedher PhD report.SF researchers alsocontributed to theCNGLdemonstratorplanning document forYear 4 and Year 5,and they have worked with industrialpartners VistaTEC, Alchemyand Symantec on the elaborationof funding proposals.META-DATA GROUPMeta-data, in its simplest form,is ‘data about data’. It can beused to support the Who, What,When, Where and Why about aspecific piece of data. Applicationsoperate on meta-data tomanage and select content,often without the end-user beingaware of it.The CNGL Meta-data group(MDG) currently comprises tenresearchers from TCD, UCD,DCU and UL. In addition tothese researchers, the group iscurrently looking to CNGL’sindustrial partners for collaboration.The MDG aims to worktowards collecting, recordingand documenting the usage andapplication of meta-data acrossthe demonstrator systems andresearch conducted as part ofthe CNGL.The MDG is currently runningDigital Content Management (DCM)Significant advances in funding diversificationand demonstrator system planning arethe highlights of Q1 for DCMDCM continues to grow itsresearch through new researchfunding initiatives.A major multi-million euro LearningTechnology investment is close tobeing finalised, and the FP7 EUStrep (led by TCD) CULTURAproject on multilingual personalisation,information extraction, socialanalysis and cultural resourceshas commenced. Good progresshas also been made toward increasingfunding for DCM fromindustrial partners as well as commercialcollaborators.IP protection activities continueDCM members are contributing tothe SFI Future Internet initiative,around novel technologies inwhich aims to map out a strategicpersonalisation andplan to ensure that Ireland establishesitself as a leadingforce in this field.adaptive systems.“Progress has been madeThese include submissionof two IDson refining use scenariosDCM researchers areand preparation of a and demo plans for also organising apatent application. Year 4 and Year 5” workshop on personalisedmultlilingualOn the demonstrator systemsfront, progress has been made onrefining use scenarios and demohypertext retrieval for the ACMHypertext 2011 conference, whichwill be held in Eindhoven in June.plans for Years 4 and 5 of CNGL.experiments with a number ofCNGL demonstrators. Theseexperiments aim to produce aninitial “seed” model of meta-datausage across the CNGL. Thismodel will map eachdemonstrator’s combined processes,inputs and outputs intoa single model of meta-data. Asthis model develops it will beevaluated against developingdemonstrators. The work of theMDG aims to answer the questionsas to whether or not commonmodels of meta-datausage appear across the CNGLand how it can be harnessed infuture CNGL research.For more information, or to beinvolved with the MDG, contactDominic.Jones@cs.tcd.ie orDavid.Lewis@cs.tcd.iewww.cngl.ie5


New PeopleCNGL PeopleFeatured Researcher:Dr. Xiaofeng WuPostdoctoral ResearcherDCU, ILT1Since joining CNGL Lucia Morado has seenthe Centre, and her career, evolve. Here, sheshares her experiences of working at CNGLand her plans for the future...Dr. Erwan MoreauPostdoctoral ResearcherTCD, ILT3Dr. Yanfen HaoPostdoctoral ResearcherUCD, DCM2“I hold a Bachelor of Arts in Translationand Interpreting from the University ofSalamanca and a Postgrad H. Dip. inAudiovisual Translation from the Universityof Barcelona. I am currentlyundertaking a PhD in the LocalisationResearch Centre (UL), where I amtaking part in the CNGL project.My research is on standards of localisation.It is now two years since I joinedthe LRC and CNGL, and this has beena very exciting and challenging time forme. I have learnt a lot during this periodand I have tried to take the most out ofthis great opportunity.As part of the LRC, I had the opportunityto join the XLIFF TechnicalCommittee in 2009. I have been workingon the committee since then,helping to maintain and develop thestandard. With the support of theLRC and CNGL, the 1st Internationalacademic and industrial worlds,gaining valuable feedback from thescientific meetings, etc. I would nothave been able to achieve what ISymposium took place in have to date, had I been some-Limerick in September 2010, where else.bringing here thebest minds in the“I am very proud of beingIn the near future Iplan to finish my PhDsubject. I havepart of the CNGL” dissertation andalso been a memberbecome a doctor.of the XLIFFAfter that I would love to stay in theInline Markup SubCommittee sinceacademic world either as aits establishment in early 2010.I am very proud of being part of theresearcher or lecturer in the field oflocalisation. The idea of spendingCNGL. It has offered me many some time working for theopportunities: collaborating with localisation industry and learningexperts in the field, having access from real experience also attractsto many resources from the me.”Dr. Junhui LiPostdoctoral ResearcherDCU, ILT1Where are they now?YANJUN MAlanguage search engine company,Baidu (based in Beijing, China) as aProcessing and Machine Translation,which enables me to standright at the forefront of this researchMr. Sébastien MolinesResearch AssistantTCD, SF2Dr. David FilipPostdoctoral ResearcherUL, LOC1“I did my PhD on Machine Translationwith Prof. Andy Way in theSchool of Computing, DCU, and subsequentlyjoined CNGL as a postdoctoralresearcher in 2009. In January2011 I joined the largest Chineseresearcher. Even though I havebeen in Baidu for only three months,I can already clearlysee how my fiveyearexperiencewith DCU andCNGL equips me“I can already clearly seehow my experience withCNGL equips me with aunique advantage inprogressing my career”with a unique advantage in progressingmy current career. Mystudy in DCU and work experienceat CNGL endowed me with extensiveexpertise in Natural Languagearea. This gives me the confidenceand capability in taking up moreresponsibilities in mycurrent job. DCU andCNGL also offered mewith opportunities to engagewith industry andkeep my research more applicableand myself more open-minded.Most importantly, I am lucky to havemet a great bunch of people inCNGL, and I will cherish this experienceforever.”www.cngl.ie 6


Featured Researcher:CNGL PeopleStaff NewsRami Ghorab, DCM PhD candidate at TCD,shares with us his education background,his current research activities, and his futurecareer plans...“I am a 3rd year PhD student at TCD.My research topic is PersonalisedMultilingual Information Retrieval andI am supervised by Prof. VincentWade. I did my B.Sc. in ComputerScience at the Modern Academy,Egypt in 2001. In 2003, I did a Diplomain IT at the Information TechnologyInstitute (ITI), Egypt followed by anM.Sc. in IT at the University of Nottingham,UK.I worked for 5 years at ITI, duringwhich I held a number of positionsincluding Lecturer and ExecutiveManager of the Java Department. In2008 I thought it was time to moveahead in my academic career anddecided to pursue a PhD degree. the KDEG group at TCD has beenThis is when I joined CNGL. The a very good experience for me.objective of my PhD research is to I certainly learned a lot from allpersonalise web search across the fruitful collaboration that takesdifferent languages by developing place among the researchers.query adaptation“My PhD research aims toand resultlist adaptationalgorithms.personalise web searchacross different languagesThese algorithmsby developing queryuse aadaptation and result listrange of userinformation toadaptation algorithms”personalise the search, includingthe user’s language, country, andinterests.Being a member of CNGL and ofAfter completing myPhD I would like topursue an academiccareer in Ireland orEgypt. I am alsoconsidering workingin the industry for afew years for achange, and would be happy tojoin one of the major companies inthe field of web search, such asMicrosoft or Google.”It’s a boy!Congratulations to CNGLEducation and OutreachManager, Ms. Cara Greene,on the birth of her beautifulbaby boy, Finn, in January.It’s another boy!Congratulations also toPavel Pecina, ILT PostdoctoralResearcher based atDCU, on the birth of babyPavel in March 2011.W h ere a re th ey n o w?DIMITRA ANASTASI OUof the XML Interchange File Format(XLIFF) technical committee and coordinatedthe CNGL-wide metadatasearch focuses on multimodality andimprovement of dialogue systems“I worked at CNGL as a postdoctoralresearcher at the Localisation ResearchCentre from January 2009 to September2010. During my postdoc at CNGL Idesigned guidelines and conceptualisedmetadata for localisation and internationalisationfile formats. I was memberinitiative. I alsotaughtTranslation''Localisation'MachineandToolsand Technology' atUniversity of Limerick.Since October 2010 I have been workingas a researcher in the departmentsof Languages and Literary Studies andComputer Science at the University ofBremen, Germany. My current re-www.cngl.ie“My current research focuseson multimodality andImprovement of dialoguesystems with relation toassisted livingenvironments”with relation to assisted living environments.My research at CNGLinfluenced a lot my latercareer, as I adapt localisationconcepts not onlyto written text, but also to speech andgestures. CNGL offered to me aninterdisciplinary research area andmany contacts with eminent peoplefrom Academia and Industry.”Bon voyage!Best wishes to Ms. RíonaFinn, who has left CNGL topursue further studies. Ríonahas worked as AdministrativeOfficer at CNGL since 2008.We wish her the very bestwith her new endeavours!7


PUBLICATIONS• Zeeshan Ahmed, JulieCarson-Berndsen (2011)Automatic Rule Extraction forModeling Pronunciation Variation.In: 12th International Conferenceon Intelligent Text Processingand ComputationalConferences and PublicationsDr. David Filip of CNGL at ULattended the LISA Open StandardsSummit in February. Here, he reviews theevent and its aftermath...Linguistics (CICLing2011),Tokyo, Japan, Feb, 2011.• Tsuyoshi Okita and AndyWay (2011)MWE-sensitive word aligner infactored translation model.Machine Translation and Morphologically-richLanguages:Research Workshop of theIsrael Science Foundation (Noproceedings), Israel, Jan, 2011.• Sara Morrissey (2011)Body at Work: Using Corpora inSign Language Machine Translation.In Proceedings of theInternational Workshop on SignLanguage Translation and AvatarTechnology (SLTAT), Berlin,Germany.AWARDS• AXES — Access toAudiovisual Archives.Dr. Gareth Jones. €480k toDCU (from an award of €5.9m,total project cost €8.5m) from ECFP7 for a collaborative 3-yearThe Open Sta ndards Summit inDanv ers Massachusetts, on 28February to 1 March 1 2011, attracteda representativ e attendanceof industry players, includingISO TC 37 Chair Kara Warburton,TAUS and TDA Director Jaap Vander Meer, LIOX Technology DirectorJoachim Schurig, Proz.com ownerHenry Dotterer, ATA representativesJiri Stejskal and Alan Melby(also ISO TC 37), Helena ShihChapman from IB M, OASIS COOScott McGrath, and many more.This eventful summit sa w also astrong CNGL presence. PáraicSheridan from DCU, David Lewisfrom TCD, and David Filip fromLRC, along with Welocalize, thenew CNGL industrial partner. DerekCoffey, Welocalize Director of Technologyaccompanied his CEO SmithYewell, who opened the event withan insightful keynote presenting thebusiness case for open standardsbasedinteroperability.Before the summit, few suspectedhow close LISA, the only dedicated The weeks after the summit sawlocalisation standards organisation, interesting developments. TAUSwas to demise. After the delegateshad been confronted with the officialannouncement of LISA terminatingtheir operations due to insolvency, aconstructive discussion commencedand GALA successively and separatelyannounced that they aregoing to play the standards watchdogrole. XLIFF TC Chair B ryanSchnabel commented that everyoneon what will be the future now wants to be the lead dog inhome(s) of localisation standards.Informal consensus prevailed thatstandards development. Let us seewhether the new watchdogs will beable to play an importantXLIFF is the se minallocalisation“Before the summit role. David Filip and Sharonstandard that few suspected howO’Brien from DCU assu medseats on the TAUS StandardsAdvisory Board. LRC,should capture close LISA was tomost of the community’sneed indemise” DFKI, TAUS, along withits 2.0 version, superseding TMX asseveral toolmakers andan important legacy standard. Otherpriorities that were identified includecorporations, are about to form aCoordination and Support Action toa container standard developmentcoordinate language technology(carried by Smith’s metaphor of theactual ones made of iron used instandards development in varioushomes such as OASIS XLIFF TC,W3C I18n activity, Unicode, andlogistics) Helena Shih Chapmanwas arguing for SRX-like standardisationto reside in a soon-to-beformedISO TC37. Let us see whether ECwill be willing to fund such a developmentand if the new watchdogsL10n TC within UnicodeConsortium.will be able to do more than justhand waving.project to develop tools that providevarious types of users withnew engaging ways to interactPlotting Future Convergence Points for TranslationCareers and Technologies: CNGL at TRALOGYwith audiovisual libraries, helpingthem discover, browse, navigate,search and enrich archives.CNGL members Prof. Josef vanGenabith, Dr. David Lewis andMr. John Moran joined fellowSymposium on 3-4 March2011 in Paris, France. Throughits participation in TRALOGY,‘Machine Translators: on the Relationshipbetween Machine Translationand Human Translators’,• FP7 Travel Support Scheme.language technology research-CNGL is helping to plot the waywhile Dr. David Lewis and Mr.Dr. Sara Morrissey. €176ers and professionals to ad-forward for translation careersJohn Moranpresented a paperawarded to travel to Madrid fordress key questions on the fu-and technologies. Prof. Josef‘Unobtrusive methods for low-costFP7 project planning meeting.ture requirements of the transla-van Genabith, Director of CNGL,manual evaluation of machine• Keywords International Feasi-tion industry at the TRALOGYgave a keynote address ontranslation’.Read Morebility Study. Dr. Declan Groves(see page 2).www.cngl.ie8


Micr osof t In ter n-shi ps f or Sa ndi panDan da pat a ndWalid Mag dyCongratulations to PhD candidates,Sandipan Dandapatand Walid Magdy, who havebeen awarded prestigiousinternships with MicrosoftCorporation.Upcoming Events• June CNGL 101 DayProvisional Date: Wednesday, 22 June 2011, University of Limerick, Ireland• Localisation Research Centre (LRS) Summer School 2011- Computer & Video Game Localisation30 May - 2 June 2011, University of Limerick, Ireland Further Details• CNGL Booth at Localization World Conference 201114-16 June, Barcelona, Spain Further Details• International Linguistics Olympiad (IOL)25-30 July, Carnegie Mellon University, Pennsylvania, USA Further DetailsSandipan Dandapat of CNGL’sIntegrated Language Technologiestrack will join MicrosoftResearch in Redmond, Washington,USA for a period ofthree months, commencing inJune 2011.• NCLT/CNGL Seminar Series 2011 (Every Wednesday)The NCLT/CNGL Seminar Series comprises weekly seminars on key topics in thelocalisation sphere, presented by researchers from the NCLT and CNGL. Further DetailsCNGL Annual Report 2010now available!CNGL supports Annual All-IrelandICT Dissertation AwardWalid Magdy of the DigitalContent Management trackwill work with the Search Labteam at Microsoft Researchin Silicon Valley, Californiafrom May to August 2011.The CNGL Annual Report2010 has been publishedand is now available fordownload via the CNGLwebsite.The Annual Report is agreat source of informaon onthe full range of CNGL acvies over thepast year.Download your copy today (pdf).The Annual All-Ireland ICT Dissertaon Awardof the Royal Irish Academy aims to makemore visible the significant scienfic contribu-on made by Ireland, in parcular by postgraduatestudents, to Informaon andCommunicaon Technology. The award isorganised and sponsored by the ScienceFoundaon Ireland funded Centres forScience, Engineering and Technology (CSETs)in ICT sector under the auspices of the RoyalIrish Academy. The award is combined with acash prize of €1500, sponsored by the CSETs.Learn MoreThe Centre for Next Generation Localisation (CNGL) is a dynamic academia-industry partnership that conducts ground-breaking researchinto next-generation localisation (i.e. the process of adapting digital content to culture, location and linguistic environment) by addressingkey challenges in information volume, access and personalisation.Got an idea for a news article? Perhaps you’d like to contribute?Contact us at Email: lgrehan@computing.dcu.ie or Tel: +353 (0)1 7006705CNGLNews Issue 01 March-April 2011www.cngl.ie 9

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