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Notes from symposium on language technology and translation

Lorna Balkan Translation tools and technologies have gained increasing importance in the translation sector over the years, but until now have been little applied to the specific field of survey translation. To rectify this, the SERISS project held a symposium … Continue reading

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First results of SERISS project

Lorna Balkan Synergies for Europe’s Research Infrastructures in the Social Sciences (SERISS) is a four-year project (2015-2019) funded by the European Commission as part of its Horizon 2020 programme. It aims to foster collaboration and develop shared standards between the … Continue reading

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SERISS project

Lorna Balkan The UK Data Service has recently received funding to participate in an EU-funded project that complements the work that is being carried out within the CESDDA-ELSST project. The Synergies for Europe’s Research Infrastructures in the Social Sciences (SERISS) … Continue reading

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Launch of new thesaurus management system

Lorna Balkan We are delighted to announce that our new management system is now live. Many thanks to all those who made this happen, including all our partners in the ELSST translators committee who contributed to the system specifications, our … Continue reading

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What is in a link?

Lorna Balkan The 13th European Networked Knowledge Organization Systems (NKOS) Workshop that took place in London last week had a special session on mapping between vocabularies, so it was good to be able to present our current thoughts on this … Continue reading

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On classification

Lorna Balkan The University of Essex recently hosted two events of interest to the CESSDA-ELSST project. The first was the Big Data and Science Summer School hosted by the Faculty of Science and Health at the University of Essex on … Continue reading

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Thesaurus management system – progress update

Lorna Balkan Development work on the new thesaurus management system is progressing well, albeit more slowly than anticipated.  The initial stages of the development on the database and the SOLR/search interface went smoothly, as did the translators’ screens and functionality, … Continue reading

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