Localized Website Design Advisor: A Web-Based Tool Providing Guidelines for Cross-Cultural Websites

  • Abdalghani MushtahaEmail author
  • Olga De Troyer
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 9747)


This paper describes the Localized Website Design Advisor “LWDA” tool. It is a web-based tool that uses a localization ontology and knowledge about cultural markers to provide website localization guidelines. LWDA captures expertise on how to design websites for different cultures and at different levels of localization. LWDA generates dynamically website localization guidelines for a given localization level (1 to 5), society, language, and domain. As such the tool is helpful for organizations and individuals involved in the development of cross-cultural websites.


Localization Guidelines Localized website design Cultural markers Localization ontology Cultural markers knowledge 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.WISE Research GroupVrije Universiteit BrusselBrusselsBelgium

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