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  • From: "Brianna Laugher" <brianna.laugher AT>
  • To: WikiWorld <wikiworld AT>
  • Subject: [Wiki World] Fwd: [Wiki-research-l] Invitation to join wiki-translation
  • Date: Tue, 6 Nov 2007 17:01:27 +1100

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Desilets, Alain <Alain.Desilets AT>
Date: 6 Nov 2007 03:37
Subject: [Wiki-research-l] Invitation to join wiki-translation
To: Research into Wikimedia content and communities
<wiki-research-l AT>, Discussion of wiki research and
practice <wiki-research AT>

Dear fellow wiki researchers,

I thought you might be interested in joining the wiki-translation
community which is being launched today. See details below.

Best regards,

Alain Désilets, National Research Council of Canada
Chair, WikiSym 2007


This is an invitation to join the wiki-translation community:

Feel free to forward it to anyone who might be interested.

Wiki-translation is a community for discussing the impact of the
wikipedia phenomenon on the world of translation. It is a place for
people who are interested in translation using a massively
collaborative wiki paradigm. It is a place where we can exchange best
practices and tools for collaborative translation, and learn how to
use them to improve translation quality and productivity.

The community was started in the Fall of 2007, as a result of online
and hallway discussions between the following people (in alphabetical

* Louise Brunette, Peter Cowen, Alain Désilets, Lucas Gonzalez,
Louis-Philippe Huberdeau , S.J. Klein, Nelson Ko, Marc Laporte,
Jérémie Leblanc, Thomasz Muldner, Cola Nahaboo, Kizu Naoko,Xavier de
Pedro Puente, Sébastien Paquet.

The following is a sample of topics which are deemed relevant:

* Practices and tools for translating any wiki content, including
but not limited to Wikipedia pages.
* Practices and tools for translating any content (wiki or not)
which is open, constantly evolving and may never reach a final stable
* Practices and tools for translating any content using a
wiki-like process. By that, we mean a process that presents many of
the characteristics of wikis like: open, massively collaborative,
asynchronous, loosely coordinated and controlled, volunteer-based,
* Practices and tools for creating and using wiki-like
dictionaries and resources (ex: Wikipedia, Wiktionary, OmegaWiki) for
the purpose of translating any content (wiki or not).
* Research and development to make any of the above easier and
more efficient.

Here is how you can join this community:

1) First, register on the wiki-translation site

* Go to
* Fill in the form.
* Note: You do not HAVE to be registered to participate in the
community, but registration will make it easier for you and the rest
of the community to interact together.

2) Then, monitor the site's discussion forum

* Go to
* Click on the first eye icon (beside New topic button)
* Note: Monitoring the discussion forum allows you to receive
email notification whenever a new message is posted.

3) Finally, browse the site's wiki pages and contribute

* Go to
* You can edit any page from there, simply by clicking on the edit
button or link at the bottom of the page.
* Note: You might want to consult our editing policy at:

If you have any questions on how to participate in this community, we
recommend that:

* You look at our list of Frequently Asked Questions:
* You post questions on the discussion forum:

We look forward to your participation, and hope you will find it
useful and worthwhile.

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