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Morphologie et architecture des interfaces de communication de l'information scientifique et technique dans un environnement multilingue : le contexte arabo-latin

Mokhtar Ben Henda 1
1 GRESIC - Groupe de Recherche Expérimentale sur les Systèmes Informatisés de Communication
CEMIC - Centre d'Etude des Médias, de l'Information et de la Communication
Abstract : The arab-latin multilingualism that we identify as a hard multilingualism presents two major peculiarities that make it distinguishable from soft multilingualism (the same linguistic family) : graphic or textual representation and bidirectionnality.

The mechanism of characters representation and processing on basis of coding and standards requirements constitute one of the prime constraints to linguistic transparency of multilingual systems and human-computer interfaces. Even tough the problem has been well addressed within the context of desktop and local platforms, open and distributed network systems (i.e. Internet) are still under control of Latin oriented linguistic, and particularly Anglo-Saxon, hegemony. Other non Latin languages are yet on their ways to integrate these systems but they are generally excluded from operating system areas (URIs, protocols...). Our contribution to I18n and L10n of multilingual information systems and Human-Computer Interfaces is proposed in terms of a combinatory mechanism between a numeric resources identification system and a unified coded character set (Unicode or ISO 10646).

Bidirectionnality is also a constraining factor that weighs on Human-Computer multilingual interfaces. Sorting algorithms, logical and visual processing of text breaking and interpolation, linguistic labeling and negotiation between distributed systems, the opposition between left-to-right restrictive orientation of numeral and their internal right-to-left algorithmic way of processing constitute the major focal points of our analysis of the Bidi mechanism.

Our major concern in conducting this research is to revoke inherited and state-of-the-art multilingual scientific information and communication systems in order to dig deeper in specialized research areas like linguistic engineering and socilinguistics.
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Mokhtar Ben Henda. Morphologie et architecture des interfaces de communication de l'information scientifique et technique dans un environnement multilingue : le contexte arabo-latin. Interface homme-machine [cs.HC]. Université Michel de Montaigne - Bordeaux III, 1999. Français. ⟨tel-00006373⟩

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