IATE Goes Academic – TermCoord Cooperation with Universities

academiaSince the beginning of the year TermCoord cooperates with four universities (from Bulgaria, Belgium and Latvia) on terminology projects for feeding IATE. This is a pilot project with universities that have terminology as a subject in the framework of a master course. The students work on terminology projects following the requirements for IATE terminology work and the respective guidelines, researching and documenting terms in a main source language (English or French) and a target language of their choice (among the official languages of the EU). The findings are checked and verified by the terminologists of TermCoord, inserted into IATE and validated by the terminologists of the translation units. The project is now at the phase of collecting the completed tables, checking them and preparing them for import into IATE. So far, the results show a positive impact in acquiring new terminology for IATE, which were achieved with limited resources of staff and time. The domains covered by the participating universities were microfinance, humanitarian law, energy efficiency, international trade, health terminology (pediatrics). TermCoord is planning to continue the project also for the winter semester of 2013, involving two new universities for participation.

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The Terminology Coordination Unit of the European Parliament in Schuman Building on Place de l'Europe, Luxembourg
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