Language grid playground: Light weight building blocks for intercultural collaboration

Satoshi Sakai, Masaki Gotou, Yohei Murakami, Satoshi Morimoto, Daisuke Morita, Masahiro Tanaka, Toru Ishida

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Abstract

Various types of multilingual collaboration tasks must be performed in the fields of education, medical care, and so on. Members in such fields need support customized for each field. Therefore, multilingual collaboration tools should allow customization to suit the tasks and circumstances. The tools provided by portal sites such as Google and Excite are not flexible enough to solve the problems in various fields because they fail to support customization. Therefore, we have developed the Language Grid Playground: An environment in which it is easy to make customized multilingual tools. The basic idea is to organize language services in a layered architecture and develop light weight building blocks that form collaboration tools by combining services. Our system, which is composed of components designed in this way, makes it easy to create tools customized for various intercultural collaboration fields. As a practical example, we develop a customized tool for the field of education in just 6 man-weeks. It confirms the efficiency of our approach for developing tools.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2009 ACM SIGCHI International Workshop on Intercultural Collaboration, IWIC'09
Pages297-300
Number of pages4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009 Jul 23
Event2009 ACM SIGCHI International Workshop on Intercultural Collaboration, IWIC'09 - Palo Alto, CA, United States
Duration: 2009 Feb 202009 Feb 21

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 2009 ACM SIGCHI International Workshop on Intercultural Collaboration, IWIC'09

Conference

Conference2009 ACM SIGCHI International Workshop on Intercultural Collaboration, IWIC'09
CountryUnited States
CityPalo Alto, CA
Period09/2/2009/2/21

Keywords

  • Design
  • Intercultural collaboration
  • Service oriented architecture
  • Service oriented programming
  • Web service

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Software

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    Sakai, S., Gotou, M., Murakami, Y., Morimoto, S., Morita, D., Tanaka, M., & Ishida, T. (2009). Language grid playground: Light weight building blocks for intercultural collaboration. In Proceedings of the 2009 ACM SIGCHI International Workshop on Intercultural Collaboration, IWIC'09 (pp. 297-300). (Proceedings of the 2009 ACM SIGCHI International Workshop on Intercultural Collaboration, IWIC'09). https://doi.org/10.1145/1499224.1499281