A multilingual approach to technical manuscripts: 16th and 17th-century Portuguese shipbuilding treatises Conference Paper uri icon


  • Shipbuilding treatises are technical manuscripts written in a variety of languages and spanning several centuries that describe the construction of ships. Given their technical content, understanding terms, concepts, and construction sequences is a challenging task. In this paper we describe a scalable approach and a multilingual web-based interface for enabling a group of scholars to edit a glossary of nautical terms in multiple languages. Copyright 2007 ACM.

author list (cited authors)

  • Monroy, C., Furuta, R., & Castro, F.

citation count

  • 6

publication date

  • January 2007