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Toward Inclusion in Denmark

The power of the Web is in its universality. Access by everyone regardless of disability is an essential aspect.– Tim Berners-Lee. W3C Director and Inventor of the World Wide Web If disabilities are a part of human diversity, why do we segregate and exclude? That is a gigantic human rights issue, so I’ll take the easy way out and just look at the issue from the angle of web accessibility. Information to citizens is constantly pushed to the web. There seems to be the viewpoint that everyone has access to a computer and the internet, so all information should be placed on the internet. For some, this is like taking out the trash. “Let’s dump the trash in the back. Someone will pick it up and take it away, but what happens next is not our problem.” A website is put together, information is thrown into it, and the job…

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Machine Translations and a Mobile Twist – Talk IT in May

What do you do when your wife gets a job in Nepal and you tag along? You help to build the foundation for machine translation between Esperanto and Nepali, of course! That’s what Jacob Nordfalk did. He was the first speaker at today’s session of Talk IT at Copenhagen Business School. Apertium Jacob talked about working with Apertium, a free and open-source machine-translation platform. Don’t worry, translator friends, this was not a push to replace the human element! The value here is a machine translation tool that is open source and free. Participation in Apertium does require XML knowledge as well as knowledge of the languages used in the corpus, the body of electronic texts that provides the translation foundation. Jacob has even received stipends from Google Summer of Code for projects to build the corpus for Nordic languages. Apertium does a rule-based type of translation, making it more reliable,…

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