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LISA Forum Europe 2003

RWS Group Co-sponsors LISA Forum Europe 2003

RWS Expert Localization Engineer Yves Savourel Presents XML and Localization Workshop

San Francisco, CA, USA. May 15, 2003.

RWS Group (, a leading global provider of translation and localization services, is pleased to announce co-sponsorship of The LISA Forum Europe 2003, June 30 - July 3, at the Radisson Edwardian Heathrow in London. The LISA Forum Europe 2003 will focus on increasing global ROI through the successful implementation of global content management technologies and processes. The conference program will feature case studies along with panel and workgroup discussions designed for enterprise clients, content management system users, developers, service providers and system integrators.

The LISA Forum Europe
June 30 - July 3, 2003
Radisson Edwardian Heathrow
London, UK

In addition to co-sponsoring this industry event, RWS Group Expert Localization Engineer, Yves Savourel will deliver a comprehensive workshop; XML and Localization, Thursday, July 3, 2003. Savourel will address the challenges and advantages of implementing an XML content management solution, specifically:

  • Using XML to improve the management of localizable data
  • Using XML to reduce localization costs and time-to-market at various stages of product development, regardless of current data format
  • Using XML-related technologies to assist in the development of interoperable custom solutions
  • Developments with interoperable formats such as XLIFF and TMX

As the author of XML Internationalization and Localization, Savourel has been working with SGML and XML localization issues for over a decade. A developer of OpenTag, one of the earliest XML extracting formats, Savourel is also co-technical chair of OSCAR, the LISA Standards Committee responsible for TMX. Most recently, Savourel has been involved with the development of XML Localization Interchange File Format (XLIFF) and other efforts related to XML and localization.

"RWS Group is pleased to participate in this industry defining event," said Lyra Spratt-Manning, CEO, RWS Group. "We are committed to driving localization process advancements that improve the international business performance of our clients."

More information on the LISA Forum Europe

LISA Workshops:
Forum Overview:

About RWS Group

RWS Group (, an ISO 9001 company with four decades of experience and offices worldwide, provides clients with multilingual solutions. Globalization services include localization of software and websites, technical documentation translation and patent translation services. Services are supported by RWS Group's Language Technology Center, a localization information portal that includes RWS' Localization Tools Freeware, educational seminars and newsletters, and expert consulting to improve localization processes, costs and time-to-market.

About LISA (Localization Industry Standards Association)

Since 1990, as the premier organization for the localization industry, over 400 LISA corporate and industry professional members have led industry best practices, and language-technology standards for global business development.


For more information, go to or contact Ken Caraska at (415) 512-4431, or email

Prepared by Robin Cover for The XML Cover Pages archive. See "XML Localization Interchange File Format (XLIFF)."

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