Browsing Category : Terminology

Terminology, quo vadis?

Terminology, quo vadis?
Has end-2-end terminology management already been established in your company? Do you have a terminology databasethat authors and translators can easily access? But do you sometimes ask yourself whether in the age of increasing digitization , "human" work on concepts and terms still is that important? Won't we soon be able to leave all of this to artificial intelligence anyway? What aspects of terminology work still play a role today? We examine why terminology management is more important than ever.
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Terminology without LQA? No way!

Terminology without LQA? No way!
We have heard it many times in customer projects and never tire of emphasizing it: Terminology alone is not enough! Texts will always need to undergo language quality assurance (LQA) and a terminology check. Only like this, terminology can be used in the first place. Similarly, it does not suffice to introduce LQA without clean terminology either.
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The importance of cleansing terminology

The importance of cleansing terminology
Terminology management is a never ending process. But why? The reason is simple: Terminology, corporate language and specific technical terms change over time. Therefore, one must constantly maintain, update and clean terminological data. In our blog series, we address this topic: How to incorporate individual terminology processes into a smooth workflow. In today's blog post, we focus on the importance of terminology cleansing for coordinated, coherent terminology workflows.
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From Terminology to Ontology

From Terminology to Ontology
Conceptual relations are the basic precondition that lead to understanding terminology. But what is behind these relationships? What relations exist between terms? How can a semantic network be created with conceptual relations? And how does this help us to re-use terminology in computer-readable ontologies?
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Conceptual relationships: terminology and semantic networks

Conceptual relationships: terminology and semantic networks

Good, concept-based terminology management requires technical coordination, a clear definition and the standardised establishment of preferred terms. However, in order to fully grasp concepts, it is essential to understand and record the relationships to neighbouring concepts. Concept maps with concepts as nodes and relationships as lines are used to represent the relationships between concepts. But what does "relationship between concepts" actually mean and what conceptual relationships exist?

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What are ontologies and if so, how many?

In many projects we notice that the demand for ontologies in the terminology environment is increasing. But why actually? What are ontologies? How can terminology and ontology be combined? Do we need ontologies - and if so: one or more? We have addressed these questions in our article "The use of term systems in terminology management" in the current June issue of "edition - Die Fachzeitschrift fĂĽr Terminologie".
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