IATE travels


IATE, the Interinstitutional terminology database for all EU institutions, knows no borders and has been expanding its reach since it has been made available to the public in 2007.

The results of the first quarter of 2013 have just been released and reveal that, although the first 10 top country users are EU members, an impressive rise in the number of non-European users has taken place.

Among the almost 2.65 million public users of the terminology database, more than 255,000 consult it from outside the EU. As the graph shows, a lot of interest has been shared around the world, be it in the American, African or Asian continents.

The number of new users has also radically increased all around the world, proving the reliability and accuracy of IATE and its growing value to the world of terminology

Let’s all keep on spreading the word and do not forget: IATE is what you make of it!

So do not hesitate and use it and find specific terminology in any of the official languages.

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2 Responses to IATE travels

  1. Timothy Cooper says:

    The (large) number of new users shows that IATE is becoming better known. A large number of returning users would suggest that users find IATE useful (otherwise why come back?). However, the number of users does not prove that IATE is reliable or accurate. Its reliability and accuracy are improving all the time, but like any large database it contains some information which is unreliable and/or inaccurate. Fortunately, IATE entries document the sources on which they are based, so users can judge for themselves whether a given entry is reliable and accurate. Rather than relying on the mere fact of its inclusion in IATE, or a term’s star rating (reliability code), users should check the references and notes. Trust the sources cited (if they are clearly relevant and authoritative), and the clear and convincing notes. If an entry fails to define the concept which the term is supposed to denote, or there is no reference, or you can’t understand what source is being referred to, don’t trust the entry. If you search elsewhere and find information which confirms or invalidates the content of an IATE entry, please click on the feedback link, and the team will be happy to correct and improve the data.

    • TermCoord says:

      Dear Timothy,

      Thank you very much for your valuable. A post will soon be dedicated to the subject.

      Have a good day.

      The TermCoord Team

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