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Localisation interne et en contexte des logiciels commerciaux et libres

Abstract : We propose a novel approach that allows in context localization of most commercial and open source software. Currently, the translation of textual resources of software (technical documents, online help, strings of the user interface, etc.) is entrusted only to professional translators. This makes the localization process long, expensive and sometimes of poor quality because professional translators have no knowledge about the context of use of the software. This current workflow seems impossible to apply for most under-resourced languages for reasons of cost, and quite often scarcity or even lack of professional translators. Our proposal aims at involving end users in the localization process in an efficient and dynamic way: while using an application (in context), users knowing the source language of the software (Often but not always English) could modify strings of the user interface presented by the application in their current context. So, users could translate in context buttons, menus, labels, tabpage, etc. or improve translations proposed by machine translation (MT) or translation memory (TM) systems. To implement this new paradigm, we modify the code as little as possible, very locally and in the same way for all software. Hence our localization method is internal. The implementation of such approach of localization required integration of a translation workflow built with SECTra_w. Thus, we have a new tripartite process of localization which parties are: the user, the software editor and the collaborative SECTra_w Web site. We have experimented our approach on Notepad-plus-plus and on Vuze, two open source applications.
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Amel Fraisse. Localisation interne et en contexte des logiciels commerciaux et libres. Traitement du texte et du document. Université de Grenoble, 2010. Français. ⟨tel-00995093⟩



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