[ISSUE-75] - Domain - 2.a.


One of my comments related to "domain" (see http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-multilingualweb-lt-comments/2013Jan/0022.html) was the following:

2.a. Domain "systems" may not be harmonized across a processing chain. A Translation Memory component may for example work with different domains than a Machine Translation system that is part of the same processing chain. Since ITS 2.0 "domain" currently does not allow to capture the information "This is for component X" these scenarios cannot be addressed.

During the face-to-face in Prague, we achieved the following status (see http://www.w3.org/2013/01/23-mlw-lt-minutes.html#item09): a note should explain that "domain" (and possibly other data categories) do not accommodate what could be called multi-engine scenario.

Here is my suggestion for a note ...

The focus of ITS 2.0, and some of the usage scenarios addressed in ITS 2.0 showcases (see http://www.w3.org/International/multilingualweb/lt/wiki/Use_cases_-_high_level_summary#ITS_2.0_Metadata:_Work-In-Context_Showcase) is on "single engine" environments. Example: the Machine Translation (MT) usage scenarios do not work along the lines of process chains such as "try MT engine A, then MT engine B". Accordingly, ITS 2.0 has few provisions to support this kind of "multi-engine" environments which for example require domain-related information such as "try MT engine A with domain 'financials', then try MT engine B with domain 'healthcare'".

Received on Tuesday, 29 January 2013 15:11:22 UTC