Applying Digital Content Management to Support Localisation

TitleApplying Digital Content Management to Support Localisation
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2009
AuthorsO'Connor, A, Lawless, S, Zhou, D, Jones, GJF, Wade, V
JournalLocalisation Focus - The International Journal of Localisation
KeywordsAdaptive Hypermedia, Content Analysis, Digital Content Management, Information Retrieval, Multilingual Technologies, Open- Corpus Content

The retrieval and presentation of digital content such as that on the World Wide Web (WWW) is a substantial area of research. While recent years have seen huge expansion in the size of web-based archives that can be searched efficiently by commercial search engines, the presentation of potentially relevant content is still limited to ranked document lists represented by simple text snippets or image keyframe surrogates. There is expanding interest in techniques to personalise the presentation of content to improve the richness and effectiveness of the user experience. One of the most significant challenges to achieving this is the increasingly multilingual nature of this data, and the need to provide suitably localised responses to users based on this content. The Digital Content Management (DCM) track of the Centre for Next Generation Localisation (CNGL) is seeking to develop technologies to support advanced personalised access and presentation of information by combining elements from the existing research areas of Adaptive Hypermedia and Information Retrieval. The combination of these technologies is intended to produce significant improvements in the way users access information. We review key features of these technologies and introduce early ideas for how these technologies can support localisation and localised content before concluding with some impressions of future directions in DCM.

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