David Lewis

CNGL at Trinity College Dublin, Assistant Research Professor

Dr. David Lewis has 22 years R&D experience in both academia and industry. He has over 120 peer-reviewed publications areas of integrated service and knowledge management and service interoperability in several application domains. He currently leads research on the interoperability of  language technology, content management and localisation systems for Centre for Next Generation Localisation. He is co-chair of the Multilingual Web – Language Technology (MLW-LT) working group at the W3C which is developing ITS2.0, a set of content standard tags for the language services industry. He is co-chair of recent workshops on the Multilingual Semantic Web, MultilingualWeb-Linked Open Data W3C workshop,  and the FEISGILTT interoperability workshop - a neutral forum for standards harmonisation co-located with Localization World.

Talk Title: 
Linked Data Reuse in the Language Services Industry
Talk Abstract: 

The outsourced language services market represents a large international industry with established commercial models for data reuse focussed of sentence and term translations. This paper presents emerging meta-data standards and linked data vocabularies that can now be combined to provide process and provenance annotation of such language data as linked data. These solutions serve both to reduce the current high level of interoperability overhead costs experienced across translation value chains as well as offering new opportunities for commercialising more fine-grained reuse of language data in data-driven language technologies such as machine translation and named entity recognition.