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Special Interest Groups (SIGs)

Any LISA Corporate or Sponsor member can form a Special Interest Group (SIG). The SIG objectives are to develop greater industry awareness about business issues, technologies, standards and best practices.

For more information on how to start a LISA Special Interest Group, please refer to this document.

Terminology SIG

The LISA Terminology Special Interest Group comprises a group of terminologists who work together to promote terminology management as an essential part of the product development and localization process. The SIG’s goals are to:

  1. Provide industry-specific guidelines on terminology management 
  2. Educate LISA members about the role of terminology in the GILT process
  3. Represent users of terminology standards and tools
  4. Determine and promote the economic value of managing terminology.

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OSCAR (Standards)

OSCAR (Open Standards for Container/content Allowing Reuse) is LISA’s open standards body for the translation and localization industry. OSCAR’s goals are:

  1. Development of free and open standards to:
    1. support the localization and translation industries,
    2. promote the freedom of organizations to reuse their language-related information with multiple partners and technical solutions, and
    3. help organizations better achieve their business goals with standard technical solutions.
  2. Promote collaboration between all industry sectors to ensure that standards meet and support a broad range of needs.
  3. Promotion of standards-based solutions (including the certification of standards-based products and processes) to meet business and technical needs in international business.
  4. Partnership with other standards organizations to ensure that the needs of organizations operating internationally are met in the standards produced by those groups.

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