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Re: Multi-lingual labels for org ontology

From: Elena Montiel Ponsoda <elemontiel@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 01 Sep 2011 19:02:09 +0200
Message-ID: <4E5FBA91.1030302@gmail.com>
To: Hugh Glaser <hg@ecs.soton.ac.uk>
CC: Asunción Gómez Pérez <asun@fi.upm.es>, Elena Montiel <emontiel@fi.upm.es>, Dave Reynolds <dave.e.reynolds@gmail.com>, Linking Open Data <public-lod@w3.org>
Dear Hugh,

We understand Ontology Localization (or Localisation) as the whole 
process, which normally involves the translation of labels, so I would 
say you can talk about label translation.
Ontology Localization may also involve other adaptations or 
modifications of the ontology (even a re-engineering process, if 
needed), but the transfer of natural language descriptions from one 
language to another would be called translation.

In fact, we have developed a system called LabelTranslation... :), which 
is available as a plug-in of the ontology editor NeOn Toolkit, to 
automatically localize or translate ontologies. It is described in the 
papers of Espinoza et al., referenced by Asun in the previous e-mail.

The same is valid for Software Localization. Translation is normally a 
part of the whole process that may involve technical adaptations, etc.

I hope it helps!

Elena

El 01/09/2011 18:09, Hugh Glaser escribió:
> Thanks.
> So the set of labels etc. in English should be referred to as the "English Localization"?
> Although maybe the "English Localisation"? +-)
> I am after the noun, not the verb, to be clear.
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> Hugh
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> ----- Reply message -----
> From: "Asunción Gómez Pérez"<asun@fi.upm.es>
> To: "Hugh Glaser"<hg@ecs.soton.ac.uk>, "Elena Montiel"<emontiel@fi.upm.es>
> Cc: "Dave Reynolds"<dave.e.reynolds@gmail.com>, "Linking Open Data"<public-lod@w3.org>
> Subject: Multi-lingual labels for org ontology
> Date: Thu, Sep 1, 2011 4:59 pm
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> We call it Ontology Localization.  Just in case you are interested on the topoic, there are several papers published about the topic:
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>    *   M. Espinoza, A. Gómez-Pérez, and E. Mena. Enriching an ontology with multilingual information. In Proceedings of the European Semantic Web Conference (ESWC 2008), pages 333–347, 2008.
>    *   M. Espinoza, A. Gómez-Pérez, and E. Montiel-Ponsoda. Multilingual and localization support for ontologies. In Proceedings of the European Semantic Web Conference (ESWC 2009), pages 821–825, 2009.
>    *   M. Espinoza, E. Montiel-Ponsoda, and A. Gómez-Pérez. Ontology localization. In Proceedings of the 5th International. Conference on Knowledge Capture (KCAP), pages 33–40, 2009.
>    *   P. Cimiano, E. Montiel-Ponsoda, P. Buitelaar, M. Espinoza, A. Gómez-Pérez. A Note on Ontology Localization - Journal of Applied Ontology 5(2), 2010.
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> Best
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> Asun
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> El 01/09/2011 17:39, Hugh Glaser escribió:
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> Nice.
> So should these be called translations?
> They are French labels etc. for the resources.
> I guess they were probably/possibly arrived at by translating from English, but now it has happened, what is the right name for it all?
> Or should we talk about the English translations?
> Best
>
> Hugh
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> On 1 Sep 2011, at 14:35, "Dave Reynolds"<dave.e.reynolds@gmail.com><mailto:dave.e.reynolds@gmail.com>  wrote:
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> Thanks to Dominique Guardiola the org ontology [1][2] now has French
> translations for the label/comment/title strings.
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> It's good to see multi-lingual support in semantic web ontologies and
> I'm very grateful to Dominique for volunteering to do this translation.
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> Dave
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> [1] http://www.w3.org/ns/org#
> [2] http://www.epimorphics.com/public/vocabulary/org.html
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