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Monday, December 22, 2014

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MultiLingual News Show Report (tm) WWW2002, the Eleventh International World Wide Web Conference, May 7, 2002
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"MultiLingual News Show Report" features an overview of recent shows and conferences related to language technology and multilingual computing. It is prepared from events attended by the members of the research team from "MultiLingual Computing & Technology."

All material copyright (c) 2002 MultiLingual Computing, Inc. All rights reserved. No reproduction without express written permission.

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CONTENTS
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A. EVENT DESCRIPTION

B. SESSIONS

B.1. Sessions

C. LANGUAGE TECHNOLOGY AND SERVICES EXHIBITED

C.1. MultiLingual Computing, Inc.
C.2. Netscape Communications
C.3. Springer-Verlag New York, Inc.
C.4. WWW2003/IW3C2

D. APPENDIX

D.1. "MultiLingual Computing & Technology"
D.2. "www.multilingual.com"
D.3. Copyrights and Trademarks
D.4. Subscribe/Unsubscribe

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A. EVENT DESCRIPTION
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WWW2002, the Eleventh International World Wide Web Conference
May 7-11, 2002, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA
Approximate number of sessions: 87
Approximate number of industry-related sessions: 7
Approximate number of attendees: 915
Cost to attend entire conference: $1,295 regular, $1,050 academic, $420 student
Number of exhibitors: 5
Number of exhibitors related to language technology: 4
Number of events to date: 11
Next event by this organization: WWW2003, Budapest, Hungary, May 20-24, 2003
IW3C2, P.O. Box 12, CERN, CH-1211 Geneva 23, Switzerland, Tel: 41-22-76-75005, Fax: 41-22-76-77547, E-mail: iw3c2@cern.ch, Web: http://www.iw3c2.org

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B. SESSIONS
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B.1. Sessions
Approximately 87 sessions included pre-conference tutorials and workshops, post-conference Developer's Day, plenary sessions and eight tracks: Refereed Papers, Panels, W3C, Education, Global Community, Practice & Experience, Vendors and Web Engineering.
Sessions dealing with languages and language technology included:

"A Global Society? [1]" chaired by David Singer (IBM Almaden Research Center, USA) included presentations entitled "Considerations for Connecting with a Global Audience" by Red Keith Bradley (Slippery Rock University, USA); "Cross Cultural Perceptions of the Internet and Virtual Reality" by Ashley Tucker (University of Nottingham, United Kingdom), Sarah F. Younis (Information Technology Institute, Egypt), and Tarek Shalaby (University of Nottingham, United Kingdom); "Searching the World Wide Web in Low-Connectivity Communities" by William Thies, Janelle Prevost, Tazeen Mahtab, Genevieve T. Cuevas, Saad Shakshir, Alexandro Artola and Binh D. Vo (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA), Yuliya Litvak (Tufts University, USA), Sheldon Chan, Sid Henderson, Mark Halsey, Libby Levison and Saman Amarasinghe (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA)

"A Global Society? [2]" chaired by David Singer (IBM Almaden Research Center, USA) included presentations entitled "Home Internet Use: Frequency, Nature, and Correlates of Early Internet Use in the HomeNetToo Project" by Linda A. Jackson, Gretchen Barbatsis, Frank Biocca, Yong Zhao, Alexander Von Eye and Hiram E. Fitzgerald (Michigan State University, USA); "The New Type of Human Personality" by Panagiotes S. Anastasiades (Greece); "Global Communities and Global Collaboration" by Stuart Weibel (OCLC, USA)

"Subject Area Applications" chaired by Robby Robson (Eduworks, USA) included a presentation entitled "On-line Hypermedia Contents for Learning and Practicing Foreign Languages" by Michel Plu, Christine Chardenon and Laurent Maupeu (France Telecom R&D, France)

"Universal Access" chaired by Ian Jacobs (W3C) included a presentation entitled "Internationalization" by Martin D?rst (W3C & Keio University, Japan)

"Making Information Useful with Metadata" chaired by Stuart Weibel (OCLC, USA) included a presentation entitled "Rights Markup Extensions for the Protection of Indigenous Knowledge" by Jane Hunter (DSTC Pty Ltd, Australia)

"Accessibility's Many Dimensions" chaired by Wendy Chisholm (W3C) included a presentation entitled "Building an Accessible Global Community" by Judy Brewer (W3C)

Panel discussion "On Culture in a Worldwide Information Society" with moderator Alfredo Ronchi (Politecnico di Milano, Italy) and panelists David Green (National Initiative for a Networked Cultural Heritage), Lynn Thiesmeyer (Southeast Asia Online Archive), Shinji Matsumoto (UNESCO), Bruno Dominique Lanvin (The World Bank Group), Kimmo Aulake (Ministry of Education and Culture, Finland), Richard Bourassa (International Policy Electronic Commerce Branch)

In addition, there was a Poster Exhibit with approximately 100 posters, among which were many examples of multilingual technologies being developed for the Web. Posters were divided into five categories. Examples are listed below by category:

APPLICATION AND UI
"Efficient Web Search on Mobile Devices with Multi-Modal Input and Intelligent Text Summarization" by Eric Chang, Helen Meng, Yuk-Chi Li, Tien-Ying Fung
"WAP?Speech: Deriving Synergy Between WAP and the Spoken Dialog Interface" by Tin Hang Lo, Helen M. Meng

BROWSING AND TOOLS
"User Modelling for News Web Sites with Content-Based Techniques" by Bernardo Magnini, Carlo Strapparava

E-COMMERCE, SECURITY, PERFORMANCE, RELIABILITY AND SCALABILITY
"UbiCrawler: Scalability And Fault-Tolerance Issues" by Paolo Boldi, Bruno Codenotti, Massimo Santini, Sebastiano Vigna

SEARCHING, QUERYING AND INDEXING
"Developing a Web-based Question Answering System" by Zhiping Zheng (see http://www.answerbus.com)
"Evaluation Design of Web Retrieval Task in the Third NTCIR Workshop" by Koji Eguchi, Keizo Oyama, Emi Ishida, Kazuko Kuriyama, Noriko Kando (see http://research.nii.ac.jp/ntcir/workshop/web/)
"Mining English/Chinese Parallel Documents from the World Wide Web" by Christopher C. Yang, Kar Wing Li
"Structural Properties of the African Web" by Paolo Boldi, Bruno Codenotti, Massimo Santini, Sebastiano Vigna
"WebCorp: Applying the Web to Linguistics and Linguistics to the Web" by Antoinette Renouf, Andrew Kehoe (see http://www.webcorp.org.uk)

XML AND SEMANTIC WEB
"A Framework for Knowledge Management on the Semantic Web" by Nenad Stojanovic, Siegfried Handschuh (see http://www.aifb.uni-karlsruhe.de/Projekte/english)
"A Wireless XML-Based Handheld Multimodal Digital Video Library Client System" by Sam K. S. Sze, Henry K. P. Choi, Michael R. Lyu (Chinese U of Hong Kong, Computer Science and Engineering Department)
"Ontology-Focused Crawling of Documents and Relational Metadata" by A. Maedche, M. Ehrig, L. Stojanovic, S. Handschuh, R. Volz (see http://kaon.semanticweb.org)

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C. LANGUAGE TECHNOLOGY AND SERVICES EXHIBITED
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C.1. MultiLingual Computing, Inc.
MultiLingual Computing, Inc., publishes "MultiLingual Computing & Technology," a magazine devoted to topics such as Web site globalization, international software development and language technology. The magazine is read by more than 20,000 people in 52 countries who have technology-based multilingual needs. Sample magazines were on display, and free one-year subscriptions were offered to all conference attendees.
MultiLingual Computing, Inc., 319 North First Avenue, Sandpoint, ID 83864 USA, Tel: 208-263-8178, Fax: 208-263-6310, E-mail: info@multilingual.com, Web: http://www.multilingual.com

C.2. Netscape Communications
Netscape Communications is a leading provider of Internet tools and services. In an effort to promote cross-browser technology and open standards, Netscape introduced their Technology Evangelism/Developer Support (TE/DS) group. For more information and resources, visit http://developer.netscape.com/evangelism. A subsidiary of AOL Inc. and part of the AOL Web Properties network and AOL Technologies, Netscape is based in Mountain View, California.
Netscape Communications, P.O. Box 7050, Mountain View, CA 94039-7050 USA, Tel: 650-254-1900, Fax: 650-528-4124, E-mail: info@netscape.com, Web: http://home.netscape.com

C.3. Springer-Verlag New York, Inc.
Springer-Verlag displayed a wide selection of books and journals, offering a 20% discount through June 11, 2002. Some titles on hand were "Ontologies: A Silver Bullet for Knowledge Management" (Fensel), "XML Programming Using the Microsoft XML Parser" (Foo), "Active Media Technology" (Liu et al), "Web Engineering" (Murugesan), "User Interface Design for Programmers" (Spolsky) and "C# and The NET Platform Beta 2" (Troelsen).
Springer-Verlag New York, Inc., 175 Fifth Avenue, New York, New York 10010 USA, Tel: 212-460-1500, 800-777-4643, Fax: 201-348-4505, E-mail: custserv@springer-ny.com, Web: http://www.springer-ny.com

C.4. WWW2003/IW3C2
WWW2003 will be held May 20-24, 2003, in Budapest, Hungary, organized by IW3C2 and MTA SZTAKI (Computer and Automation Research Institute of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences). The Hungarian hosts were at the booth to answer questions about next year's conference as well as distribute information about Budapest and Hungary. Members of the IW3C2 were also available to speak with any local groups interested in hosting future conferences.
WWW2003, c/o Gusztav Hencsey, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Computer and Automation Research Institute, H-1111 Budapest, Kende u. 13-17, Hungary, Tel: 36-1-209-6001, Fax: 36-1-386-9378, E-mail: hencsey@sztaki.hu, Web: http://www2003.org
IW3C2, P. O. Box 12, CERN, CH-1211 Geneva 23, Switzerland, Tel: 41-22-76-75005, Fax: 41-22-76-77547, E-mail: iw3c2@cern.ch, Web: http://www.iw3c2.org

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D. APPENDIX
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D.1. "MultiLingual Computing & Technology"
The print magazine "MultiLingual Computing & Technology" (tm) is published eight times a year and focuses on issues pertaining to the use and development of language technology, localization and internationalization. It includes reviews of new products, topical articles and a buyer's guide for locating existing products and services. The subscription price is $58 for one year in the United States, $78 in Canada and $78 for all other locations. To subscribe, visit http://www.multilingual.com/subscribe
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D.2. "www.multilingual.com"
The Web publication, "www.multilingual.com", is updated daily. It includes current and historical industry news and announcements, calendar of language-related events around the world, links to related Web sites, archives of "MultiLingual Computing & Technology" and this newsletter and a detailed buyer's guide of products and services.
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D.3. Copyrights and Trademarks
All material copyright (c) 2002 MultiLingual Computing, Inc. All rights reserved. No reproduction without express written permission. "MultiLingual News," "MultiLingual Computing & Technology" and "www.multilingual.com" are all trademarks of MultiLingual Computing, Inc.
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