Title Multilingual ONTology for Internal FInancial Control
Project Number LLP-LdV-TOI-2008-HU-002
Project Type Transfer of Innovation
Traditional e-learning and knowledge management contents developed by previous EU
projects often succeeded in their primary user communities directly influenced by the core development groups, however wider exploitation barriers are identified, such as lack of terminology based multilingual support and communication gap between the formalized knowledge representations and the external wider users of the information and communication systems implementing this ontology.
The use of terminology and ontology interoperability framework for the multilingual
information resources of the internal financial control assessment training, certification and implementation processes ensures that the basic methodology standards concerning information activities will be observed by terminology and ontology experts in order to achieve re-usability of data and interoperability of data structures in both professional vocational training and workplace environments.
The added values of this innovation transfer are the wider European language and geographical coverage of information systems supporting the EU Certification processes relevant for Europe-wide approval of the Internal Financial Control Assessor diplomas, and the wider number of regional and sectoral communities directly participating in work-place based e-learning and knowledge sharing of internal financial control best practices.
This innovation transfer is implementing TermNet's terminology and ontology interoperability framework from Austria in Hungary, Spain, Romania and Ireland in an operating professional training environment (European Internal Financial Control Assessor) where barriers of language localization issues were identified and the international translation agreement with the copyright owner of the base terminological English language materials of COSO are granted for Hungarian, Spanish, German and Romanian languages.
The international development group of the European Internal Financial Control Assessor programme implemented under the LEONARDO DA VINCI Programme (HU/B/05/B/F/PP170013) will utilize the terminological knowledge engineering framework for achieving the following specific objectives:
- Facilitating local training providers and trainees in using their own languages based on multilingual ontology (min 5 European languages),
- Involving ECA for providing online exams and certification programme in more local languages (min 3 additional languages),
- Supporting certification holders and wider potential user communities by
utilizing common knowledge (terminology) in different countries and working environments (min 10 European countries, min 500 placements in enterprises),
- Further developing multilingual e-content tools based on the terminology and ontology
The impacts of this innovation transfer are the wider European language and geographical coverage of information systems supporting the EU Certification processes relevant for Europe-wide approval of the Internal Financial Control Assessor diplomas, and the wider number of regional and sectoral communities directly participating in work-place based elearning and knowledge sharing of internal financial control best practices.
This innovation transfer is basically geographical as implementing TermNet's terminology and ontology interoperability framework from Austria in Hungary, Spain, Romania and Ireland. Other perspecive is that results of the former EQN LdV project - establishing the European Certificates Association - are also transfered for implementing the job-role and examination committees of the Internal Financial Control Assesor programme for certifying training bodies and exam tools in multilingual environment.
WPN 1: Coordination - Planning and Control of the Project
ISO 9001 compliant quality management procedures will be applied. This will include milestone reviews, deliverable reviews, project administration through a virtual office which allows access by EU officers, and full version control (and tracking of tasks) for all the deliverables.
WPN 2: Development - Adaptation of innovation To cope with the diversity and complexity of lexico-terminological resources, data models, data structures and semantics, the Open standards strategy of ISO TC 37 will be followed, with the implementation of essential standards. The terminology and ontology interoperability model for Internal Financial Control Assessment is used to maintain multilingual skills-card, e-learning tools, self-assessment and exam portal.
WPN 3: Testing - Validation of innovation transfer
Partners will test the re-usability of data and interoperability of data structures in the multilingual online training environment. Traditional and on-line courses will be held for validation. Feedbacks will be used for content revision via Teamwork platform.
WPN 4: Dissemination - Local and international workshops and conferences
This work package will include the local and international dissemination and broad announcement with leaflets, papers, exhibitions. It is expected to distribute about 20000 leaflets through conferences and existing business associations in the partner countries.
WPN 5: Exploitation - Agreement with European Certificates Association
Partners will set up an agreement with European Certificates Association to offer the Europe wide certification. This also includes to integrate the new language options into the existing EU Certificates exam portals infrastructure. A training of trainers will create a critical mass of about 30 new trainers who can play the role of online tutors in the future.
WPN 6: Conference - Final International Conference
Partners will organize a final international conference for professional training institutions from Europe as a joint event with the European Certificates Association.
Summary of the project in Hungarian is available at attached files (a projekt magyar nyelvű összefoglalója elérhető a csatolt fájlok között)
Recognition, transparency, certification
Open and distance learning
Sectors Other Service Activities
transparency and certification
material for open learning
open and distance learning
program or curricula
R1. Terminology and ontology interoperability model for Internal Financial Control Assessment
An electronic handbook, including multilingual content structure (data model) for local training providers (trainers), trainees and assessors using own languages from workplace by implementing open standards strategies.
R2. E-learning portal update
Learning Management System for local training providers (trainers), trainees using own languages from workplace.
R3. Self-Assessment and Exam Portal update
Certification Management System for local training providers (trainers), trainees and assessors using own languages from workplace.