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Localisation Resources Centre set up in Ireland


An independent Localisation Resources Centre has been set up in Ireland. The Centre has started to work on four main projects: Training for localization engineers and testers in partnership with professional and academic institutions. Carrying out a detailed survey on the value (in pounds) and the size and the main sectors of the localization industry in Ireland.

Gathering linguistic and technical tools relevant for localization companies. Among the tools that will be ”on permanent display” are IBM's TM/2, TRADOS' Translator's Workbench, LOGOS MT, Systran (for PC), Transcend, IBM's Personal Translator Plus and STAR's Transit.

Developing an Information Exchange Point for the Web. This, according to LRC Manager Reinhard Schaeler, is ”a large database accessible over the Internet which will eventually become the one-stop shop for everybody who wants to find out about the localization industry (tools, service providers, technical issues, etc.). The intention is to develop this along with a new edition of the LISA Showcase as a joint project with the Localisation Industry Standards Association (LISA).”


Past news for Localisation Research Centre (LRC)

Call for entries: Localisation Research Centre Best Thesis Award


The Localisation Research Centre (LRC) is accepting entries for its LRC Best Thesis Award, sponsored by Microsoft Ireland. The award is intended to find the best research publication in an area relevant to global content development, internationalization and localization. The scope of the entries for the award need not be confined to a technical linguistic area. Applications are also invited from students who are carrying out research into commercial and management aspects of the localization industry.

The closing date for submission of entries is 5 October 2015.

Call for entries: Localisation Research Centre Best Thesis Award


The Localisation Research Centre (LRC) is accepting entries for its LRC Best Thesis Award, sponsored by Microsoft Ireland. The award is intended to find the best research publication in an area relevant to global content development, internationalization and localization. The scope of the entries for the award need not be confined to a technical linguistic area. Applications are also invited from students who are carrying out research into commercial and management aspects of the localization industry.

The closing date for submission of entries is 19 September 2014.

Call for entries: Localisation Research Centre Best Thesis Award


The Localisation Research Centre (LRC) is accepting entries for its LRC Best Thesis Award, sponsored by Microsoft Ireland. The award is given to the author of the best research publication in an area relevant to internationalization and localization. The scope of the entries for the award need not be confined to a technical linguistic area, and applications are also invited from students who are carrying out research into commercial and management aspects of the localization industry.

The closing date for submission of entries is 19 September 2014.

Call for entries: Localisation Research Centre Best Thesis Award


The Localisation Research Centre (LRC) is accepting entries for its LRC Best Thesis Award, sponsored by Microsoft Ireland. The award is intended to find the best research publication in an area relevant to global content development, internationalization and localization. The scope of the entries for the award need not be confined to a technical linguistic area, and applications are also invited from students who are carrying out research into commercial and management aspects of the localization industry.

The closing date for submission of entries is 27 July 2013.

Call for papers: 17th Annual LRC Internationalisation & Localisation Conference


The Localisation Research Centre (LRC) has announced a call for papers for the 17th Annual LRC Internationalisation & Localisation Conference to be held in Limerick, Ireland, on 20-21 September 2012. The theme of the conference is social localization and its dramatic impact on the language industry. The deadline for proposal submissions is 31 July 2012.

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