STP1223

    Content Analysis of Definitions

    Published: Jan 1995


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    Abstract

    Terminology harmonization involves concepts, concept systems, definitions, and term-concept designations. Harmonization of concepts is the fundamental objective for many applications in terminology work, and the analysis of definition statements is a key to concept identification. Analyzing a definition requires knowledge of the definition type. Examples are given from the 1990 ASTM Compilation of Standard Definitions along with a systematic set of questions that should aid definition writers, standardizes, translators, and others who use definitions in identifying concepts or harmonizing meanings in terminology.

    Keywords:

    definition, standardization, concept structure, concept identification, concept harmonization, terminology harmonization


    Author Information:

    Strehlow, RA
    TERMCO, Inc., Knoxville, TN


    Paper ID: STP13745S

    Committee/Subcommittee: E02.20

    DOI: 10.1520/STP13745S


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