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    Standardizing Terminology for Better Communication: Practice, Applied Theory, and Results

    Strehlow RA, Wright SE
    Published: 1993

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    Shows how terminology work can be applied to increase communication efficiency, promote understanding, and add value to both documents and databases.

    Presents 27 papers from authors in North America, Europe, and Asia and provides an overview of terminology work today.

    The role of terminology work in ensuring high quality text production and information retrieval is explored, as well as the inclusion of variant terminology and foreign language equivalents.

    The burgeoning significance of computerization and database applications in terminology work as lead several authors to examine the terminological aspects of data elements, hypertext applications in terminology database management, universal interchange formats and computer aids for terminology generation and management.

    In four sections:

    • Issues in Terminology

    • Applying Terminological Principles and Theories

    • Computerization and Database Applications

    • Terminology for Special Languages and Nomenclatures.

    Table of Contents


    Current Trends in Terminological Activity as Seen by Practitioners

    Terminology: A New Profession in a Canadian Context

    Canadian Terminology Standards in Information Technology

    Terminological Activity in the USSR

    The Activities in Thesaurus Construction for Materials Databases in China

    Introducing the United States to the ISO Committee on Terminology (Principles and Coordination)

    Comprehensive Quality Control in Standards Text Production and Retrieval

    Onometrics: The Formal Evaluation of Terms

    Variant Terminology

    Writing Standard, Nonidiomatic English

    Foreign Language Equivalents in an ASTM Standard

    Terminological Aspects of Data Elements in Databases

    Concept Management for Terminology: A Knowledge Engineering Approach

    Standardization of Data Element Names for Patient Care Records

    Committee E49's Response to Terminological Challenges from Computerized Materials Property Data

    Terminology Database Record Standardization and Relational Organization in Computer-Assisted Terminology

    Part E, Form and Style for ASTM Standards: A Model for Accessing Computerized Terminology Standards Databases

    TEI-TERM: A Proposed Format for the Interchange of Terminology Data Using Standard Generalized Markup Language

    Developing a Term Database for Use with Materials Property Data

    New Technologies for Language Specialists: Developments at the Department of the Secretary of State of Canada

    Information Retrieval Using Key Words and a Structured Review

    Identification and Selection of Keywords for Indexing Voluntary Consensus Standards

    Standardizing Terminology and Developing a Data Dictionary for a Tribology Database

    Development of “Standard Terminology of Appearance”

    Standardization of Terminology for Recycling and Degradation of Plastics

    Standardization of Names for Clinical Laboratory Tests and Resulting Analytes

    Transferring Social Concepts Across Linguistic and Cultural Boundaries


    Author Index

    Subject Index

    Committee: E02

    DOI: 10.1520/STP1166-EB

    ISBN-EB: 978-0-8031-5227-4

    ISBN-13: 978-0-8031-1493-7

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