Berlin

On June 2-3, 2015, LocWorld Berlin 2015 will co-host the fourth FEISGILTT.

FEISGILTT 2015 will comprise three main tracks:

  • 6th International XLIFF Symposium
  • “Content Analytics meets Localization”
  • Federated Track On LocWorld pre-conference day

Details of each of these tracks can be found below – Plus sign up for e-mail notification when this FEISGILTT event details are updated.

PLEASE JOIN ME IN WISHING FEISGILTT 2015 TO BECOME THE FOURTH OF A LONG LINE OF SUCCESSFUL FEISGILTTS

We look forward to meeting you in Berlin
On behalf of FEISGILTT Program Committees
David Filip, General Chair of FEISGILTT

The language service industry and its clients are facing waves upon waves of disruptive trends. The globalisation of markets is rapidly increasing the number of target locales that even SMEs now strive to sell into. The way companies communicate with their customers is shifting rapidly from the traditional push of marketing and customer support documents to an increasingly interactive conversation with communities and individuals, with a steadily increasing velocity of multilingual content. Data driven language technology such as statistical machine translation present major new opportunities for the language services industry but raise new challenges in how to obtain or pool the language resources that drive it.

All of these challenges demand high levels of interoperability, but proprietary format are still commonplace and standardisation efforts remain fragmented, resulting in some companies suffering 20% cost overheads just handling interoperability. Interoperability in the language service industry is also subject to many disruptive trends. While the shift of content to the web offer some homogenisation of content formats (HTML and XML) and meta-data (XML, RDF, microdata), It also portents much richer mixes of static content, multimedia content, web application code and deep-web data that demand new dynamic interoperability solutions for the transaltion, transcription and annotation of interactive, mutlimodal and user generated content with increasing volumes, speed and agility. The web also offers a range of interoperability methods, from functional web service (WSDL, XML) and resource based web services (RESTful) to open data approach (linked data and SPARQL), which increases interoperability options but which may also serve to silo interoperability standards.

This event aims to bring together experts from the language services industry facing these challenges, R&D labs that are exploring new interoperability solutions and the various standards bodies instrumental for making such solution accessible as conformable specifications. it aims to offer a neutral venue where these stakeholder can exchange knowledge and experiences and discuss the future direction in addressing the interoperability challenges facing the industry.

One possible answer is that FEISGILTT is a YALA (Yet another Localization Acronym)! Great, but what does it mean? If pronounced as [feshgilt] it can mean an Irish (Gaeilge) dancing and music festival with gilt(t), that is plated by a (thin) layer of gold, or a certain type of investment bond ;-). But actually it means:
FEDERATED EVENT FOR INTEROPERABILITY STANDARDIZATION IN GLOBALIZATION, INTERNATIONALIZATION, LOCALIZATION, AND TRANSLATION TECHNOLOGIES

Wait a minute, do I subscribe to the American spelling? Shouldn’t it be actually?
FEDERATED EVENT FOR INTEROPERABILITY STANDARDIZATION IN GLOBALISATION, INTERNATIONALISATION, LOCALISATION, AND TRANSLATION TECHNOLOGIES

Well, maybe, because it has been largely driven by ADAPT (former CNGL) who are located in Ireland and do subscribe to the British spelling.
So I say rather
FEDERATED EVENT FOR INTEROPERABILITY STANDARDIZATION IN G11N, I18N, L10N, AND T9N TECHNOLOGIES

Or even more straightforward
FEDERATED EVENT FOR INTEROPERABILITY STANDARDIZATION IN GILT TECHNOLOGIES
since GILT is a long established industry acronym.

But why not use
FEIS
for the boring and long winded part
FEDERATED EVENT FOR INTEROPERABILITY STANDARDIZATION

So we after all end up having this nice little new YALA
FEISGILTT

NameOrganizationRoleTrack
David FilipUniversity of Limericktrack chairFEIS
David LewisTrinity College DublinmemberFEIS
Arle LommelDFKImemberFEIS
David LewisTrinity College Dublin, LIDERtrack chairCAL
David FilipUniversity of Limerick, ITS IGtrack chairCAL
Arle LommelDFKI, LIDERmemberCAL
Jörg Schützbioloom group, ITS IGmemberCAL
Olaf-Michael StefanovJIAMCATT, ITS IGmemberCAL
David FilipUniversity of Limerick, XLIFF TCtrack chairXLIFF
Peter ReynoldsKilgray, XLIFF TCmemberXLIFF
Bryan SchnabelTektronix, XLIFF TCmemberXLIFF
Joachim SchurigLionbridge, XLIFF TCmemberXLIFF
Kevin O’DonnellMicrosoft, XLIFF TCmemberXLIFF
Lucía Morado VázquezUniversity of Geneva, XLIFF TCmemberXLIFF
Jesus Torres Del ReyUniversidad de SalamancamemberXLIFF
Asanka WasalaCentre for Next Generation Localisation / Localisation Research Centre, XLIFF TCmemberXLIFF
David FilipUniversity of Limericksuperchair
The 6th XLIFF Symposium will take place on June 2-3 2015, in Berlin, Germany, and it will be BIG not only due to its official collocation with LocWorld, Berlin 2015! BUT chiefly because XLIFF 2.0 has become an OASIS standard last summer. The standard is also being proposed to ISO and many key players are working on robust XLIFF 2.0 implementations. The support for the brand new standard has seen a jump start since the pioneering implementations were documented in spring 2014. XLIFF TC is busy adding new advanced modular features in the XLIFF 2.1 edition. Let’s come and discuss all this in Berlin!

Also this year, the traditionally successful XLIFF Symposium will be for the third time integrated as a Track in FEISGILTT, the peer reviewed Federated Event dedicated to Interoperability Standardization in Globalization, Internationalization, Localization, and Translation Technologies. FEISGILTT and hence XLIFF Symposium are collocated with the leading industry conference in the Localization space, Localization World.The Symposium builds on success of the 1st and 2nd XLIFF Symposia which were both held in Europe, 1st as LRC XV preconference, the 2nd at TM Europe 2011, the 3rd, 4th, 5th and 5.5th Symposia were collocated with LocWorld in Seattle 2012, London 2013, Dublin 2014, and Vancouver 2014 respectively.

Call For Papers is out; please propose presentations, demos, papers, posters etc. through EasyChair!

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Please save the dates – June 2-3, 2015, LocWorld Berlin 2015 will co-host the fourth FEISGILTT.  FEISGILTT and hence its Content Analytics Track are collocated with the leading industry conference in the Localization space, LocWorld.

This track builds on success of the ITS 2.0 Tracks that were part of the first and second FEISGILTT, now that ITS 2.0 has become a W3C recommendation (29th October 2013) it is time to broaden horizons and look into the wider implementation context of content analytics in localization using, established, brand new and emerging data and metadata exchange formats.With this track, we aim to gather current and potential users of content analytics, a set of technologies to make use of large amounts of unstructured, often textual content. We want to discuss the role standardized formats such as ITS 2.0 can play in multilingual content analytics, as well as the role of the growing amount of freely available knowledge resources represented as multilingual linked data.

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On LocWorld’s pre-conference day June 3, 2015, the FEISGILTT Federated Track presents high impact submissions from both the 6th International XLIFF Symposium and Content Analytics meets Localization tracks.

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