LRC Staff

Annette McElligott


received a B.Sc. in Computer Systems in 1992 and an M.Sc. in Computer Science in 1994, both from the University of Limerick. Following a series of research appointments in the Centre for Language Engineering she now lectures in Systems Analysis and Design, Development of Information Systems, and Database Systems. Her M.Sc. presented a model for the representation of a monolingual Irish dictionary using an object-oriented approach. Part of the work comprised the transformation of An Focloir Beag from a paper dictionary into a machine-tractable lexical database. She has co-authored and co-edited many works including a book on parsing software manuals. In addition she has been the co-organiser of several international conferences and workshops at UL, including, NLPI'93, IWMT'95, and IPSM'95. Her research interests include the Analysis of Language in Restricted Domains, Ontology, Information Retrieval, Machine Assisted Translation, Computational Lexicography and Morphology. Telephone: +353-61-202724 Room No: CS1-10

Reinhard Schäler

Director, Localisation Research Centre

Reinhard Schäler has been involved in the localization industry in a variety of roles since 1987. He has attracted more than €5.5m euro in research funding and has published more than 50 articles, book chapters and conference papers on language technologies and localization. He has been an invited speaker at EU and international government-organized conferences in Africa, the Middle East, South America and Asia. He is a Principal Investigator in the Centre for Next Generation Localisation (CNGL), a lecturer at the Department of Computer Science and Information Systems (CSIS), University of Limerick, and the founder and director of the Localisation Research Centre (LRC) at UL, established in 1995. In 2009, he established The Rosetta Foundation. Telephone: +353-61-213 176 Room No: CS2-031

Karl Kelly


Manager of the Localisation Research Centre

Karl Kelly has a  a Graduate Diploma in Software Localisation anda  B.A in European Studies, majoring in Spanish and French, both from the University of Limerick.  He also has NCVA and RSA qualifications in Information Technology and Business Administration.  Karl joined the LRC in March 2003. Telephone: +353-61-202748 Room No: CS2-030

Dr. Chris Exton

Research Director of the LRC

Dr. Chris Exton is currently a lecturer in the department of Computer Science and Information Systems at University of Limerick and is the Research Director of the Localisation Research Centre. He holds a B.Sc. in Psychology and a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Monash University, Melbourne. He has worked extensively in the commercial software development field in a variety of different industries and countries included Software Engineering positions in Australia, Ireland and the UK, where he has worked in a number of diverse companies from electronic manufacturing to banking. 

In addition his academic positions includes a number of Schools and Departments including Monash University Australia, University College Dublin and Uppsala University, Sweden. He has worked on a number of research projects in the area of crowdsourcing, programmer psychology and software tools and more recently in the areas of software localisation and medical decision support systems. Telephone: +353-61-213108 Room No: CS1-026