Dear fellow wiki researchers,
I thought you might be interested in joining the wiki-translation community which is being
launched today. See details below.
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 order):
* 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
* Practices and tools for translating any content (wiki or not) which is open,
constantly evolving and may never reach a final stable state.
* 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, etc....
* 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
* 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 http://www.wiki-translation.com/tiki-register.php
* 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
2) Then, monitor the site's discussion forum
* Go to http://www.wiki-translation.com/tiki-view_forum.php?forumId=2
* 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 http://www.wiki-translation.com/
* 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.