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By Juan C. Sager

Because the introduction of the pc, terminology administration could be conducted by means of nearly somebody who has learnt to exploit a working laptop or computer. Terminology administration has proved to be a good software in foreign communications in undefined, schooling and overseas firms. software program programs are available and foreign companies frequently have their very own terminology database. Following those advancements, translators and terminologists are faced with a specialized kind of info administration concerning compilation and standardisation of vocabulary, garage, retrieval and updating.A sensible direction in Terminology Processing offers the major to tools of terminology administration for the English language, for basic and particular reasons. This special direction has been constructed at the foundation of years of educating event and examine on the college of Manchester Institute of technological know-how and expertise (UMIST, united kingdom) and is very appropriate for translation classes, freelance translators, technical writers, in addition to for non-linguists who're faced with terminology processing as a part of their occupation.

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In a quasi-generic relationship we can only say: Some people consider that dandelions are vegetables. Some vegetables are dandelions. Partitive relationships. These relationships are also called 'whole-part' rela­ tionships and serve to indicate the connection between concepts consisting of more than one part and their constituent parts. It can be expressed by the formula: or or or X X A A is a constituent part of Y , Y and Z are constituent parts of A consists of X consists of X, Y and Z. Example: A wheel is composed of a hub, spokes and a rim, or the concepts hub, spokes and rim constitute the parts of the concept wheel.

This kind of subdivision of a concept made on the basis of a particular characteristic is called a facetted classification, in analogy to the same device A Practical Course in Terminology 36 used in subject field subdivision in information science. Facets are frequently used in documentation thesauri where a subject area contains groups of terms associated with a common area of knowledge. There is also a growing tend­ ency to use such divisions in systematically structured glossaries where terms are grouped together because they share a characteristic of division of the broader genus.

In this case, the social norm is refined down to the norm of a small group, which can then make a deliberate attempt to impose uniformity of usage, by publicly fixing the relationship between the term and the associated concept and proposing the term as a standard. We are accustomed to think of standards as strictly inflexible, with absolute uniformity of reference from term to concept. In effect, absolute uniformity is not always feasible, and its achievement can depend as much on the conceptual properties of the discipline as on the goodwill and good intentions of users.

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