Appen Announces Dorota Iskra to Speak at GALA Globalization and Localization Association Conference

Iskra to Speak on How to Work With Non-Standardized Languages
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March 24, 2014 - PRLog -- Appen ( is pleased to announce that Dorota Iskra will be speaking at the GALA Globalization and Localization Association 2014 Conference  ( in Istanbul, March 23-26.

GALA is the worldwide voice for the language industry and a resource for the language business. The association supports its members and the language industry by creating communities, championing standards, sharing knowledge, and advancing technology. GALA is the world’s largest localization trade association with around 360 member companies.

Dr Iskra’s presentation will cover how companies can work with languages that have no established standard for orthography, vocabulary, or grammar. This problem, while relevant to some minority languages in Europe, is particularly prevalent in Asian and African languages from Arabic to Pashto to Urdu. Her presentation describes methodologies that Appen has developed when working in non-standardized languages. She will look at creating rough spell checkers, dictionaries, and pronunciation lexicons as well as support training and testing of language technologies.

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About Appen: Appen is a global leader in language, search and social technology. With capability in more than 140 languages, we work with leading technology companies to expand into new global markets. Our solutions help companies around the world increase search relevance, internationalize products, manage data, increase engagement, and curate meaningful social media experiences. Appen has offices in the US, Australia, and the Philippines, with remote employees all over the world. Appen was named in Forbes Magazine as one of the “Top 100 Companies Offering Flexible Jobs in 2014.”

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