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Intercultural Collaboration

First International Workshop, IWIC 2007 Kyoto, Japan, January 25-26, 2007 Invited and Selected Papers

Ishida, Toru, Fussell, Susan R., Vossen, Piek T. J. M. (Eds.)

2007, XIII, 398 p.

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  • Increases mutual understanding in our multicultural world
  • Includes case studies from field workers

This book presents 29 revised invited and selected lectures given by top-researchers at the First International Workshop on Intercultural Collaboration, IWIC 2007, held in Kyoto, Japan in January 2007. The main theme of the workshop was intercultural collaboration, from both technical and socio-cultural perspectives. This state-of-the-art survey increases mutual understanding in our multicultural world by featuring collaboration support (such as natural language processing, Web, and Internet technologies), social psychological analyses of intercultural interaction, and case studies from field workers.

The papers are categorized in topical areas on ontology for language resources and services, developing language resources and services, connecting language resources and services, tools for intercultural collaboration, emotions in intercultural collaboration, analysis of intercultural collaboration, and actual fields of intercultural collaboration.

Content Level » Research

Keywords » HCI - Internet - avatar - collaboration tools - collaborative development - conceptual modeling - facial expression - formal cultural ontology - functional programming - intercultural collaboration - intercultural communication - knowledge processing - language infrastructure - natural language processing

Related subjects » Artificial Intelligence - Database Management & Information Retrieval - General Issues - HCI - Information Systems and Applications

Table of contents 

Ontology for Language Resources and Services.- Connecting the Universal to the Specific: Towards the Global Grid.- Towards a Conceptual Core for Multicultural Processing: A Multilingual Ontology Based on the Swadesh List.- Conceptual Framework of an Upper Ontology for Describing Linguistic Services.- Formal Ontology of ‘Cultures’ and ‘Ethnic Groups’ Based on Type Theory and Functional Programming.- Capturing a Conceptual Model for Intercultural Collaboration in Copyright Management (A Domain Ontology of International Copyright Laws).- Developing Language Resources and Services.- The Lextype DB: A Web-Based Framework for Supporting Collaborative Multilingual Grammar and Treebank Development.- Collaborative Platform for Multilingual Resource Development and Intercultural Communication.- Exploiting Aligned Parallel Corpora in Multilingual Studies and Applications.- Connecting Language Resources and Services.- Multilingual Communication Support Using the Language Grid.- Hanzi Grid.- Fostering Intercultural Collaboration: A Web Service Architecture for Cross-Fertilization of Distributed Wordnets.- MCD: A Joint Semantic Project on East Asian Languages.- Tools for Intercultural Collaboration.- Designing an Aural Comprehension Aid for Interlingual Communication.- Parallel-Text Based Support System for Intercultural Communication at Medical Receptions.- Design and Development of a Pictogram Communication System for Children Around the World.- Emotions in Intercultural Collaboration.- Cross-Cultural Study of Avatars’ Facial Expressions and Design Considerations Within Asian Countries.- Culturally-Situated Pictogram Retrieval.- Emotion Eliciting Events in the Workplace: An Intercultural Comparison.- Analysis of Intercultural Collaboration.- Intra- and Inter-cultural Collaboration in Science and Engineering.- Culture and Computers: A Review of the Concept of Culture and Implications for Intercultural Collaborative Online Learning.- Adoption of Translation Support Technologies in a Multilingual Work Environment.- Bayesian Belief Network Approach for Analysis of Intercultural Collaboration in Virtual Communities Using Social Capital Theory.- Social Conventions and Issues of Space for Distributed Collaboration.- Board-Based Collaboration in Cross-Cultural Pairs.- Actual Fields of Intercultural Collaboration.- Atoms of Bonding: Communication Components Bridging Children Worldwide (Invited Talk).- Teaching HCI: A Challenging Intercultural, Interdisciplinary, Cross-Field Experience.- Inclusive Design Workshop by Regional Cooperation Between an NPO and a University.- How Intercultural Disaster Reduction Education Change Students: A Case Study of an Evening Course Senior High School in Hyogo, Japan.- Intercultural Collaboration: Instrumentality of the GLOBE Study.

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