Services Computing for Language Resources

  • Yohei Murakami
  • Donghui Lin
  • Toru Ishida

Part of the Cognitive Technologies book series (COGTECH)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Language Service Platform

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Yohei Murakami, Takao Nakaguchi, Donghui Lin, Toru Ishida
      Pages 3-20
    3. Masayuki Otani, Nguyen Cao Hong Ngoc, Takao Nakaguchi, Donghui Lin
      Pages 21-37
  3. Language Service Composition

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 39-39
    2. Takao Nakaguchi, Yohei Murakami, Donghui Lin, Toru Ishida
      Pages 41-56
    3. Trang Mai Xuan, Yohei Murakami, Toru Ishida
      Pages 57-74
    4. Shinsuke Goto, Toru Ishida, Donghui Lin
      Pages 75-89
    5. Kemas M. Lhaksmana, Toru Ishida, Yohei Murakami
      Pages 91-105
  4. Language Resources and Services Creation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 107-107
    2. Mairidan Wushouer, Donghui Lin, Toru Ishida, Yohei Murakami
      Pages 109-123
    3. Donghui Lin, Toru Ishida, Yohei Murakami
      Pages 125-137
  5. Understanding and Designing Language Services

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 139-139
    2. Amit Pariyar, Yohei Murakami, Donghui Lin, Toru Ishida
      Pages 141-156
    3. Chunqi Shi, Toru Ishida, Donghui Lin
      Pages 175-192
    4. Yuu Nakajima, Ryutaro Otsuka, Reiko Hishiyama, Takao Nakaguchi, Naoyuki Oda
      Pages 193-208
    5. Toshiyuki Takasaki, Yumiko Mori, Toru Ishida, Masayuki Otani
      Pages 209-223
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 225-225

About this book


Describing the technologies to combine language resources flexibly as web services, this book provides valuable case studies for those who work in services computing, language resources, human–computer interaction (HCI), computer-supported cooperative work (CSCW), and service science. The authors have been operating the Language Grid, which wraps existing language resources as atomic language services and enables users to compose new services by combining them. From architecture level to service composition level, the book explains how to resolve infrastructural and operational difficulties in sharing and combining language resources, including interoperability of language service infrastructures, various types of language service policies, human services, and service failures.

The research based on the authors’ operating experiences of handling complicated issues such as intellectual property and interoperability of language resources contributes to exploitation of language resources as a service. On the other hand, both the analysis based on using services and the design of new services can bring significant results. A new style of multilingual communication supported by language services is worthy of analysis in HCI/CSCW, and the design process of language services is the focus of valuable case studies in service science. By using language resources in different ways based on the Language Grid, many activities are highly regarded by diverse communities.

This book consists of four parts: (1) two types of language service platforms to interconnect language services across service grids, (2) various language service composition technologies that improve the reusability, efficiency, and accuracy of composite services, (3) research work and activities in creating language resources and services, and (4) various applications and tools for understanding and designing language services that well support intercultural collaboration.


services computing service grid language grid federated architecture language resources machine translation natural language processing language services service composition service design quality of services human services intercultural collaboration multilingual communication machine translation mediated communication multi-language knowledge communication HCI CSCW

Editors and affiliations

  • Yohei Murakami
    • 1
  • Donghui Lin
    • 2
  • Toru Ishida
    • 3
  1. 1.Kyoto University KyotoJapan
  2. 2.Kyoto University KyotoJapan
  3. 3.Kyoto UniversityKyotoJapan

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