Meedan Case Study

The problem

Meedan needed a way to provide curriculum to a variety of audiences before and after workshops. It also needed to automatically and instantly translate text between English, French and Arabic.

The Solution

We created an internal site to serve Arabic and English content seamlessly.

The process

With an integrated solution using an IBM API, we were able to create a multilingual site that translated content and comments automatically. We allowed content flagging and individual human translation to improve translation quality. Displays designed with Panels and Views presented the content and translations seamlessly and automatically.

We also built a fully functional, multilingual Apache Solr search solution that successfully indexes Arabic content. Implementing comprehensive, instant translation with Arabic was technically challenging. The solution that we pioneered was a great accomplishment this and will benefit many in this increasingly globalized and multilingual world.