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Re: OWL translations: French, Japanese, Korean... wow!

From: Pat Hayes <phayes@ihmc.us>
Date: Fri, 7 May 2004 18:56:48 -0500
Message-Id: <p06001f36bcc1cf410632@[]>
To: Charles McCathieNevile <charles@sidar.org>
Cc: www-webont-wg@w3.org

>Pat Hayes wrote:
>Indeed. And if anyone ever hears of a Spanish version, please let us
>know about it ASAP.
>Hi Pat,

Thanks for getting back to me.

>Sidar's translators group [1] are slowly working on translations of 
>the RDF and OWL specs, but unfortunately at the moment the people 
>involved are few and busy. Currently we're working on the RDF 
>Primer, but there are others working on OWL.
>A short note explaining who would use it

The comment arose from a trip I took a few weeks ago to Medellin, 
Colombia, where there was a lot of interest expressed about the SWeb 
(they invited me there to talk about it) and a lot of enthusiastic 
young techies, but clearly the lack of anything readable by most 
students is a major barrier for the folk there. In general, we have 
here in Florida many contacts in Latin America, visitors from there 
(mostly Colombia and Costa Rica) and a lot of the software we write 
gets used there, so visibility in Spanish (and Portugese, to a lesser 
extent) is always of interest to us.

>  (and even better a little aid in taking on a part of the translation)

I would volunteer, but my linguistic skills are worse than useless. I 
will make discreet enquiries among my acquaintances to see if anyone 
can help.

>may help to motivate the work. One of the difficulties is that most 
>of the people there are not RDF experts, which makes it difficult to 
>translate the specs. (On the other hand it means a few people 
>learn... :-)



>Chaals (not normally on this list - thanks to danbri for bringing 
>this to my attention).
>[1] http://www.sidar.org/recur/desdi/traduc/index.php
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