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CNR: Alamanacco della Scienza


N. 17 - 26 ott 2011
ISSN 2037-4801

International info   a cura di Cecilia Migali


A universal language program for the global village

Bibiana Luz Clara, Ana Haydeè Di Iorio, Roberto Giordano Lerena exlpore in 'Informatica e diritto' Journal, edited by Cnr-Institute of legal information theory and techniques (Ittig), the Universal Networking Language Program (Unlp). Created by the United Nations General Assembly as a project of the United Nations University (Unu) in 1996, it aims at developing and promoting communication and information tools that will provide person of any nationality the same opportunities to access, share and exchange scientific, cultural, social, and economic resources available in the global village.

The Unlp has a flexible and dynamic net of persons and institutions devoted to developing, expanding, improving and multiplying the Unl system www.unl.fi.upm.es as a means of overcoming linguistic barriers; it is also a platform to collect and multiply human knowledge among people speaking different languages.

Ultimately the project aims at allowing any person to share and retrieve information in their own language, no matter the language originating it. The project counted with an initial participation of 15 languages: German, Arabic, Chinese, Spanish, French, Hindi, Indonesian, English, Italian, Japanese, Latvian, Mongolian, Portuguese, Russian and Thai. The Unl system basically consists of Unl servers, Unl editors, and Unl viewers. The Unl language consists in Unl relationships and their attributes, universal terms, and a knowledge database. The Centro de Lengua Española (Spanish Language Center) and their group are working under the assistance of the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (Upm) and they represent the Spanish language, not only in Spain, but also in every country sharing this language.

Consequently, with this pretended universal program, the Unl language is adopted as the platform for the development of a multilingual legal server based on ontologies to pursue the International Ontojuris Project.


Fonte: Ezio Gensini, Istituto di teoria e tecniche dell'informazione giuridica, Firenze, tel. + 39 055 4399667, email ufficiostampa@ittig.cnr.it