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Dublin Localisation Interest Group (DLG)
The Dublin Localisation Interest Group is a group of individual professionals working in the localisation industry in Dublin (Ireland) with a focus on language technology and quality.
The aim of of this group is to create a flexible forum where localisation professionals can:
• Discuss and exchange ideas, opinions, new concepts, problems and solutions.
• Raise challenging and controversial questions.
• Present personal or industry research; market technologies; workflows; methodologies; case studies.
Topics of interest include language automation, best practice, linguistic QA and metrics in any of the following areas:
• Machine translation (MT) and post-editing
The final agenda is decided and shared by the organiser of each workshop after consulting with the interested participants.
Workshops last for a full afternoon and comprise of two or three short presentations. Each presentation is followed by a discussion.
Anybody is welcome to volunteer to organise a workshop. The organisation infrastructure is intended to be kept to an absolute minimum.
There is no official membership or fees.
These workshops are only meant for localisation professionals who are significantly exposed to language technology or translation. Each participant is expected to make substantial contributions by either presenting or participating in the discussions.
Usual participants comprise of a small group of localisation professionals from companies such as Symantec, Google, and Microsoft, as well as a couple of academics from Dublin College University (DCU).
If you would like to participate in these workshops, please contact Rafael Guzmán at Raf.Guzman@gmail.com, explaining briefly who you are, your expectations and how you would like to contribute. Once accepted, you will be included in the group emailing list.
Note: Given the flexible and unofficial nature of this group, the only information that will normally be provided is the one available on this webpage.
Attendance to the workshops is not compulsory. However, interested participants are expected to confirm wether they intend to attend.
The venue for these encounters rotates among different companies. Any localisation company is welcome to host any workshop. This usually involves providing a meeting room with a capacity to host 15-20 people, a laptop, projector, tea & coffee.
Participants usually agree on the date for each workshop by email. Normally, there is one or two workshops a year and they get advertised on this website and by email.
• The nature and activities of these workshops is completely unofficial, informal and based on bona fides.
• No legal status, identity or represenation is intended by this group.
• Participants do not have any legal responsibility towards this group. However, a reasonable level of personal responsibility and professional commitment is expected.
• Participants do not necessarily represent their companies. If they do represent their companies, it is their own responsibility to agree with their companies before hand on the scope of their contributions.
• By default, it is assumed that contributions made during a presentation or discussion do not infringe any non-disclosure legal agreement. Therefore any responsibility remains solely with the relevant participants and nobody else.