MS Funded L10n Project in Ireland: Crowd-sourcing Project Too

Just bringing your attention to this:  Microsoft funded MSc Project at the Localisation Research Centre (LRC) in Limerick, Ireland.

Proposed research areas:

* Localisation file formats, tools compatibility, format conversion

* Recycling, MT, & translation workflow automation; tool and process integration

* Modular and web-based localisation editors, localisation in the cloud

I like the idea of research into “crowd-sourcing” – the LRC define this as being like Facebook localisation, and wiki-editing – and its rôle in scalable localisation workflows.

The closing date for applications is actually 10-June-2008 (not 3-June-2008), but hurry. The annual stipend is 16,000 Euros – that’s about 2.5 million US dollars – plus expenses.

I’d do it myself, but, er, I’m already doing some MSc research into the Web 2.0 space (shameless plug for own survey – here)

PS: Yes, we do spell out L10n with an “s” over here.

Ultan Ó Broin
Ultan Ó Broin (@localization), is an independent UX consultant. With three decades of UX and L10n experience and outreach, he specializes in helping people ensure their global digital transformation makes sense culturally and also reflects how users behave locally. Any views expressed are his own. Especially the ones you agree with.


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