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ProZ.com & TAUS present: The Great Translation Debate

Sep 29, 2011


Interoperability is important for the translation profession

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Current poll results for: Resolution: Interoperability is important for the translation profession. Do you agree?

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Schedule:This session ended at 15:55


Interoperability is important for the translation profession

  • Moderated by TAUS

  • Timing of debate:
  • 15:00 - 15:30 GMT - Debate
  • 15:30 - 15:45 GMT - Q&A from attendees
  • 15:45 - 15:55 GMT - Attendees vote on the motion and results announced!
  • Language(s):English
    Speakers:Smith Yewell
    Founded the company in 1997. Winner of Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year. Inc. 500/5000 multi-year winner. Deloitte & Touche's "Technology Fast 500" National Program multi-year winner. "Firm of the Year" winner awarded by the Tech Council of Maryland. Awarded US Army Bronze Star in Operation Desert Storm, 1991. Serves on the advisory boards of the Rosetta Foundation and the OpenTM2 Steering Committee. Tulane University, BA in English, 1988.
    Rahzeb Choudhury — Moderator
    Brian McConnell
    Brian is an inventor, author and entrepreneur. He has been building telecommunications systems and applications since the late 1980s. Since mid 1990s Brian has founded four companies in Silicon Valley PhoneZone, an online retailer of telecom products (acquired by Hello Direct, NASDAQ: HELO in 1999), Trekmail, a mobile email technology company (acquired by Visto in 2005), Open Communication Systems, a telecom software and conferencing company and Worldwide Lexicon, a collaborative translation and localization service and platform for websites and publishers.

    Outside of work, Brian has done SETI research, and published several peer-reviewed articles, and co-authored two books on the subject, with a focus on mathematical and algorithmic languages.
    David Lewis
    David is a Research Lecturer in the Knowledge and Data Engineering Group of the School of Computer Science and Statistics at Trinity College Dublin, teaching Networked Applications on the MSc in Networks and Distributed Systems. Prior to that for 11 years he has been working in University College London as a Research Fellow in the Computer Science Department.

    David’s research interests are in the Semantic Modelling and Policy-Based Management in self-managing networks, services and organizations. Current research projects include:

    CTVR: Self Managed Networks: Self Managed Networks, Part of the Emerging Networks Strand of CTVR
    MECON: Managed Extensible Control Plane for Knowledge-Based Networking
    PUDECAS: Platform for User Centred Design and Evaluation of Context-Aware Adaptive Services
    Tyndall NAP: Incorporating and validation sensor capabilities into a pervasive computing simulation tool
    Arle Lommel
    Arle Lommel is a recognized expert in the fields of localization and translation. Widely published in the field, he focuses on both the technical and business aspects of the industry and how they relate to each other. As director of standards at LISA, he was responsible for submission of the TBX standard to ISO (now ISO 30042) and for driving standards development at LISA.

    Arle holds a PhD in Folkloristics and is also trained as a linguist.

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