The LRC comprises a director, faculty
members, staff and research students. In addition, it has a number of
associates who are linked with the centre through particular projects and
activities. To see a biography and contact details, just click on any
M.A. Romance Philology (Cologne), Dip. Hispanic Studies (Salamanca),
Dip. Advanced Computer Programming (TCD) (Centre Director)
English (UCG), M.A. English (Simon Fraser)
B.Sc. (UL), M.Sc.
Ó Néill, Gearóid:
Sutcliffe, Richard F. E.: B.Sc.
(St. And.), Ph.D. (Essex)
Kelly, Karl: B.A in European Studies (UL) and Grad.
Dip. Software Localisation (UL)
Kevin: B.Sc. Computer Systems (UL)
Michael: B.Sc. Computer Systems (UL)
Cascales, Remedios Ruiz: B.A. Linguistics, B.A. French & Computing, Post-Grad.
Psycho-Pedagogy, Grad. Dip. Software Localisation
Cheung, Joanne: B.Sc. Applied Maths and Computing (UL) and Grad.
Dip. Software Localisation (UL)
Coffey, Deirdre: B.A.
and Cultural Studies (UL) and Grad.
Dip. Software Localisation (UL)
Cleary, Róisín: B.A. English & History of Art (UCD), B.A.
Arts Administration (UCG), Grad. Dip. Software Localisation (UL)
B.A. Applied Languages (DCU)
Fanning, Patrice: B.A. Languages with Computing(Limerick)
B.A. English (Seville); Grad.Dip.
Software Localisation (Limerick)
B.Sc Computing and Economics (CDI Stuttgart)
B.Sc. Eng. (TCD), Grad. Dip. Business Studies (UCD), and Grad.
Dip. Technical Communication (UL)
Business (UL), Grad. Dip. Software Localisation (UL)
Ó Slatara, Antóin:
in Geology (UCG) and a Grad. Dip.Software Localisation (UL)
B.B.S. (French) (UL),
M.Sc. Software Localisation (UL)
Biographies & Contact
Director, LRC. He
received an M.A. in Romance Philology from Cologne University in
1985, Diploma in Hispanic Studies from the
University of Salamanca in 1981 and a Diploma in Advanced Computer
Programming from Trinity College Dublin in 1989. He is also
Director of the Localisation Research Centre at the University of
Limerick and was Chair of the National Software Directorate's
Software Localisation Interest Group (SLIG). He has been working
in the Irish Software Localisation Industry for the past 8 years
as a translator, software engineer and Language Technology
has evaluated the more successful of the currently available
machine translation tools for his clients and was involved in a
number of large scale localisation projects using MAT tools in
Europe, the US and South America. He was one of the organisers of
the First Irish Conference on Language Technology in 1993,
co-chaired the International Workshop on Machine Translation
(1994) and organised a number of Software Localisation
Conferences in Ireland: SLIG'95, SLIG'96, SLIG'97 and SLIG'98,
CheckPoint'99, Localisation of Knowledge - Knowledge of
Localisation, and eLocalisation 2001. He is the co-ordinator
of the Irish Translators' Association InfoTech Network and has
published a number of journal articles and conference papers on
His personal research interests are in
machine translation (MT); localisation technology and process development; testing and
cultural issues in eContent localisation.
He is a member of the editorial
board of Multilingual Computing, editor of Localisation Focus, a
lecturer at the Computer Science and Information Systems
Department at the University of Limerick and the Director of the
Tel. +353-61-213 176
Fax +353-61-202734 (Departmental Fax)
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Projects underway include robust parsing of free
text in English and Japanese, the preparation of parallel evaluation
materials for information retrieval and the development of techniques for
detecting false cognates.
F. E. Sutcliffe received a B.Sc. in Computational Science
from the University of St. Andrews in 1983 and a Ph.D. in Computer
Science from the University of Essex in 1989. His interests lie in
Linguistic Engineering, including Computational Lexicography and
Lexicology, Corpus Linguistics, Information Retrieval, Evaluation
Strategies and Robust Parsing.
He has received funding from EOLAS, Forbairt,
the Industrial Development Board for Northern Ireland, the National
Software Directorate, Siemens and the European Union. He has co-organised
a number of meetings and conferences in the area of Artificial
Intelligence and Natural Language Processing including Artificial
Intelligence and Cognitive Science (AICS'92), Natural Language Processing
in Ireland (NLPI'92), NLPI'93, International Workshop on Machine
Translation, (IWMT'94), Industrial Parsing of Software Manuals, (IPSM'95)
and the Joint DCU-UL NLP Seminar (JNLP’97). He is also one of the
organisers of the 6th Annual Conference of the North American Association
for Celtic Language Teachers (NAACLT’2000).
He is the author of seventy articles on
information retrieval, distributed representations, machine translation,
computational lexicology, robust parsing and evaluation of language
engineering systems, and has given talks on these topics at many
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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
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.
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Anne Keane received a
B.A. English from University College Galway in 1969 and an MA from Simon Fraser University in 1975. She has specialised in Technical Communication, and has taught this subject at the University of Illinois, Carbondale, and at University College Galway. From 1990 to 1994 she worked as Editor of the Open Learning Centre, University College Galway.
Since moving to the University of Limerick in 1994, she has developed and taught courses in Technical Communication at graduate and undergraduate level. She is Course Director for the Graduate Diploma/MA in Technical Communication.
She has acted as a consultant for a number of organisations including the Open Learning Unit, University College Galway (Flexible Learning, eLearning), NetG, FÁS, Udarás na Gaeltachta (ALTENER Project on Alternative Energy), Galway Energy Agency, Galway County Council (re Strategic Plan 2002 - 2010), SIPTU, Regional Higher Education Network and numerous clients in the business and private sector. She is an active member of the Irish Society of Technical Communicators and established its HEA ISTC LIST-SERV on HEANET with Eoin Campbell of XML Workshops.
She is Open Learning Editor of: World Class Philosophy and Techniques (1997), Business Skills and Project Management (1997), and
Diploma I gCleactas Forbartha Pobail. Moduil 1 (1998). She is co-author and editor of the following: Human Resource Management (1996), An Introduction to World Class Standards (1996), Human Resource Development (1997), Applied Communication (1997), Introduction to Training and Education (1998) and numerous other Distance Learning and Open Learning texts.
Her current research interests include Course Design for eLearning, Documentation issues in localisation, Information Design, Communication trends in modern engineering firms in Ireland and Quality in a documentation environment and she is the editor or author of a number of works in these areas.
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Ó Néill: He was a programmer with British Steel from 1967 to 1968. He was seconded to English Electric to work on software for computer control of steel rolling mills. He then moved to BP Chemicals where he worked as a mathematician. In 1972 he moved to the computer department of BP Chemicals, where he worked as a programmer.
He joined the NIHE in 1973. He has lectured on several programming languages, Computer Organisation, Data Structures, Databases, Natural Language Processing, VDM, Denotational Semantics, Compilers and Artificial Intelligence, at both undergraduate and postgraduate level. He designed a DP Certificate at the NIHE, proposed and participated in the specification of the B.Sc. in Computer Systems. He has also been involved in the specification of other degree courses and was most recently involved in getting approval for a course on multi-media authoring, which is taught through the medium of Irish and is the run in various locations by Muintearas and the University.
He has developed several computer systems, acted as consultant to and run courses for various organisations and companies.
He has co-authored several journal papers and presented papers at several international conferences.
His main research interest is in the development of computer facilities for Irish, including an Irish dictionary which runs on the world-wide web and on PCs, a spell-checker for Irish and a speech synthesizer for Irish, which run on PCs.
Other interests include a knowledge-based approach for the generation of CALL (for Irish and other languages); CAL for programming languages and other topics in computing including Software Localisation.
He has received funding from the University 'Seed 'Funds, Forbairt and a generous
supply of computers from AST. He co-organised the 6th Annual Conference of the North American Association for Celtic Language Teachers
(NAACLT’2000), of which he was president.
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Email: Gearóid.Ó Néill@ul.ie
graduated from the University of Limerick in 2004 with
a B.Sc. in Computer Systems. He
currently pursuing an M.Sc. in the
area of open source localisation, also at the University of
joined the LRC in July 2004.
native of Limerick where he attended the University of Limerick. He
received a B.Sc. in Computer Systems in September 2002.
He joined the LRC in February 2003
is the Administrator of
LRC. Geraldine joined the LRC in October, 2001. She was formerly an employee of FAS and the National Youth Federation.
Her main task is office management, which includes maintenance of the LRC's
internal database, organisation of events, and secretarial duties.
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a B.A in European Studies, majoring
in Spanish and French, and a Graduate
Diploma in Software Localisation, both from the University of
Limerick. He also has
NCVA and RSA qualifications in Information Technology and Business
Karl joined the LRC in March 2003.
worked for the LRC during
1998 as administrator, while the centre was based in University College
Keith Brazil was one of the first members of
the LRC staff. He worked with the centre in Dublin from 1996 to 1998.
Ruiz Cascales: B.A. Linguistics, B.A. French & Computing, Post-Grad.
Psycho-Pedagogy, Grad. Dip. Software Localisation. Remedios worked on the
WebIT/EFCOT research project during 1999 and 2000.
B.Sc. Applied Maths and Computing (UL) and M.Sc. Software Localisation (UL). Joanne worked on various aspects of the
ELECT project from July 2002 until December 2003.
a B.A in Language and Cultural Studies (2001) and a Graduate Diploma in Software
Localisation (2002), from the
University of Limerick.
worked in the LRC from October 2002 until February 2005 and was Assistant Editor
of Localisation Focus as well as working on the ELECT project.
B.A. Languages and Computing (UL). Patrice worked in the LRC from
September 2002 to December 2004, taking part in
the ELECT project and looking after the design and maintenance of the LRC
websites. She is currently undertaking a M.Sc. by research, also at
the University of Limerick.
Keogan has a degree in Engineering from Trinity College
Dublin, a Graduate Diploma in Business Studies from University College
Dublin, and a Graduate Diploma in Technical Communication from the
University of Limerick.
worked in the LRC as a technical writer and production editor for
Rafael Guzman: B.A. in English from the University of Seville in 1998, a Graduate Diploma in Software Localisation from the University of Limerick in 1999, and an MSc in Internet Systems from Dublin City University in 2005. Rafael
was with the LRC for almost 6 years and he contributed greatly to the development of the LRC and some of its projects (WebIT and ELECT in
B.Sc Computing and Economics (CDI Stuttgart).
Angelika worked for the LRC as Project Manager on the ELECT project during
2002 and 2003.
(B.A. Business, University of Limerick, Grad. Dip.
Software Localisation, University of Limerick) worked for the LRC from July 2002 until October
2002, responsible for content management of the ELECT project.
was one of the original members of the LRC staff, working
with the LRC in Dublin from 1996 to 1998.
McDonagh worked with the LRC in Dublin during 1998, both on the
Transrouter project and on the Localisation Information Exchange Point
in Geology, University College Cork,
University of Limerick)
worked for the LRC from 1999-2000 and returned to work on
the EU-funded ELECT project from October 2001-May 2002.
B.B.S. French, (UL)
M.Sc. Software Localisation (UL). A former research student (2000), Darina
is currently working on a PhD at the University of Limerick.
Wybrants worked for the LRC during 1998, as Project Manager for
the Certified Localisation Professional (CLP) project.