RE: Controlled English for Telecommunications

Subject: RE: Controlled English for Telecommunications
From: Jeff Allen <jeffrey -dot- allen -at- mycom-int -dot- fr>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 14 Apr 2005 15:34:02 +0200


"Elizabeth O'Shea" <elizabeth -dot- oshea -at- virtualaccess -dot- com> wrote:
Date: Wed, 13 Apr 2005 11:01:48 +0100
> Google recently returned a result 'Controlled English for
> Telecommunications'. From the links I clicked, it seems to
> be a one-company approach to telecomms docs. Has anyone had
> any experience working with Controlled English for Telecomms?
> If you have, are there any online articles you can recommend about it?

"Erika Yanovich" <ERIKA_y -at- rad -dot- com> replied:
> I should know something about this (I work for a telecom), but I
> don't. Nobody asked us to use it. Did you get a request from \
> a client? Management? Who creates the demand?

Rahul Prabhakar <prabhakar -dot- rahul -at- gmail -dot- com> replied:
>You might want to try these links:

Dear all,

The following paper presents an overview of several efforts in the Telecom field
concerning Controlled Language writing and Machine Translation.

ALLEN, Jeff. MT User case study in the Telecom field: pre-sales and post-sales
documentation. Presented at AMTA2004. 28 Sept - 2 Oct 2004.
http://www.geocities.com/mtpostediting/Jeff-Allen-AMTA2004-paper_v1.01.pdf

3 other presentations which point to monolingual and multilingual efforts of
controlled languages in various industries, including telecom:

ALLEN, Jeff and Kathleen BARTHE. Introductory overview of Controlled Languages.
Invited talk presented at the Society for Technical Communication meeting of
the Paris, France chapter. 2 April 2004.
http://www.geocities.com/controlledlanguage/Allen-Barthe-CL-intro-STC-France-v1.01-2Apr2004.ppt

ALLEN, Jeff. Multilingual Controlled Languages. Invited talk presented at the
Society for Technical Communication meeting of the Paris, France chapter. 2
April 2004.
http://www.geocities.com/controlledlanguage/Allen-multiling-CL-STC-Fr-v1.00-2apr2004.ppt

ALLEN, Jeff. How are we reponding to business and industrial needs for
Controlled Language and Machine Translation. Keynote talk at the Linguistics
Workshop on Machine Translation, Controlled Languages and Specialised
Languages. 5-6 May 2004, Besançon, France.
http://www.geocities.com/jeffallenpubs/Allen-besancon-6may2004_v1.01.ppt

Lots more information available at:
http://www.geocities.com/controlledlanguage/

Hope that helps.

Jeff Allen
Program Manager
Business Intelligence Telecom Solutions
Mycom France
http://www.mycom-int.com/

Also past conference committee member of Controlled Language Applications
Workshops (CLAW) held in 2000 and in 2003



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