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Making Custom DDI 3.1 Exports from the Language Management Utility (LMU)
Edwin de Vet, Eric Balster

Last modified: 2013-10-13

Abstract


The Language Management Utility (LMU) is a web based translation tool developed at CentERdata. We use it to translate the SHARE questionnaires (a multilingual longitudinal study accross Europe) into more than 20 different languages. We developed a DDI 3.1 export from the LMU database containing the translated texts of questions, interviewer instructions and answer categories. All waves of SHARE present in the LMU database were exported in a single DDI instance. This file was used to import the SHARE metadata into Questasy 4.3 which supports DDI import.

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