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RE: [action 63] naming our standard

From: Yves Savourel <ysavourel@enlaso.com>
Date: Thu, 19 Apr 2012 09:25:07 -0600
To: "'David Lewis'" <dave.lewis@cs.tcd.ie>, "'Multilingual Web LT Public List'" <public-multilingualweb-lt@w3.org>
Message-ID: <assp.0456165ac3.assp.0456f5ac06.006801cd1e40$9a547960$cefd6c20$@com>
Hi everyone,

I tend to agree with Felix to simply keep "ITS":

- The new work builds upon the ITS 1.0 principles and mechanisms. It just broaden the scope to include more data categories and more target implementations.

- That avoids the need to explain what's the relation between ITS 1.0 and "whatever" (explaining ITS is already not easy, having "ITS 2.0" named something else would not help).

- But probably more to the point, I also think the current set of data categories is a big mix of very different things and "Internationalization" may be a better vague umbrella to encompass them than "localization". For example annotating a content for named entities is not necessarily related to localization (e.g. one can do this for data mining). All data categories however are related to facilitating the use and manipulation of the content in a multilingual and multi-cultural context. That's basically internationalization. In other words, facilitating localization is part of internationalization.

Cheers,
-yves


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Am 19. April 2012 11:42 schrieb David Lewis <dave.lewis@cs.tcd.ie>:
As discussed in the last TC, as we increasingly advertise the work of our group, it becomes more important that we decide what we call it.

Possible option are:
'ITS 2.0'
pros: established brand
cons: focus on internationalisation whereas the delta is more related to localisation and even publication

'MLW-LT':
pros: matches name of the group
cons: perhaps not very descriptive of a standard

Other options might be to extend the ITS brand to encompass the stronger localisation, e.g
- Localisation and Internationalisation Tag Set (LITS)?

What are you opinions? Any other suggestions?

Regards,
Dave





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Felix Sasaki
DFKI / W3C Fellow
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