Multilingual communication support using the language grid

Rieko Inaba*, Yohei Murakami, Akiyo Nadamoto, Toru Ishida

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Our proposed "Language Grid" infrastructure supports multilingual communication by combining in new way language resources, such as machine translators, morphological analyzers, and dictionaries specific to user communities. We developed the Language Grid as a language infrastructure on the Internet. The Language Grid enables user communities to combine two or more machine translators and their community dictionaries by workflows, and to easily create new multilingual services specific to the communities. Because the quality of language services is not often defined, however, we need to confirm that the created multilingual service is really useful. We need to extend the process of general usability testing to the multilingual environment. For example, cooperation between user communities and language grid providers can significantly improve the accuracy of machine translation: it turns out that machine translations can be useful for interactive communication in the field of inter-cultural collaboration.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIntercultural Collaboration - First International Workshop, IWIC 2007, Invited and Selected Papers
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Number of pages15
ISBN (Print)9783540739999
Publication statusPublished - 2007
Externally publishedYes
Event1st International Workshop on Intercultural Collaboration, IWIC 2007 - Kyoto, Japan
Duration: 2007 Jan 252007 Jan 26

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume4568 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


Other1st International Workshop on Intercultural Collaboration, IWIC 2007


  • Collaboration tools
  • Language grid
  • Multilingual communication
  • Usability

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)


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