The Cod.eX Research Group was born at the Faculty of Translation and Documentation of the University of Salamanca, Spain. All group members have been undergraduate students, PhD students and/or lecturers in this institution. They have also collaborated with one another in Translation and Localisation research and teaching.
The name of the group is a combination of various terms and concepts: the codex as one of the initial writing devices in history; code as a fundamental building block in programming and information representation, as well as the (natural or artificial) language protocol allowing us to communicate; intercultural exchange; text and meaning extraction via metalanguages and technologies such as XML; information-structuring <markup>; different dexterities in the use of technologies, and the need to make them accessible.
The main objectives of Cod.eX are: research and teaching in the localisation area from a translation perspective (Translation-Oriented Localisation Studies- TOLS), the combination of the different areas of expertise of our members, and the dissemination of our results.