Last March I joined blc as a master's student. The goal: to write a master's thesis on the synergies of terminology andontologies by October. And even though I am no longer a master's student, but now support blc in the area of translation and terminology management on a full-time basis, the topic is still with me. After all, it was my constant companion for 6 to 7 months. So in this blog, I will tell you a little more about the subject and why it is so important. First of all, synergies between terminology and ontology are not only something for the theoreticians among us. No, you can also use these synergies efficiently for yourself in day-to-day work.
Terms such as “Ontology” and “Semantic Web” are still a new territory for many. However, in today's information society, which is characterized by digitalization and automation, these terms are gaining more and more importance. We would like to show you why ontologies are becoming increasingly significant as the next logical step after the introduction of efficient terminology management and the establishment of a consistent terminology collection. But what are ontologies? What do they look like and how can they be represented? And what is their purpose - especially regarding their use in the Semantic Web?