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

    Strehlow R., Wright S.

    Current Trends in Terminological Activity as Seen by Practitioners
    Grattidge W., Westbrook J.

    Terminology: A New Profession in a Canadian Context
    Gélinas-Surprenant H., Hussman E.

    Canadian Terminology Standards in Information Technology
    Pavel S.

    Terminological Activity in the USSR
    Dzhincharadze A., Nalepin V., Volkova I.

    The Activities in Thesaurus Construction for Materials Databases in China
    Lu Y.

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

    Comprehensive Quality Control in Standards Text Production and Retrieval
    Budin G., Galinski C.

    Onometrics: The Formal Evaluation of Terms
    Gilreath C.

    Variant Terminology
    Buchan R.

    Writing Standard, Nonidiomatic English
    Deming L.

    Foreign Language Equivalents in an ASTM Standard
    Wright S.

    Terminological Aspects of Data Elements in Databases
    Kenworthey W., Schuldt R., Strehlow R.

    Concept Management for Terminology: A Knowledge Engineering Approach
    Meyer I.

    Standardization of Data Element Names for Patient Care Records
    Forrey A.

    Committee E49's Response to Terminological Challenges from Computerized Materials Property Data
    Grattidge W., Westbrook J.

    Terminology Database Record Standardization and Relational Organization in Computer-Assisted Terminology
    Vinciquerra K.

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

    TEI-TERM: A Proposed Format for the Interchange of Terminology Data Using Standard Generalized Markup Language
    Melby A., Wright S.

    Developing a Term Database for Use with Materials Property Data
    Grattidge W., Lund W., Westbrook J.

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

    Information Retrieval Using Key Words and a Structured Review
    Fraker A., Interrante C., Messina C.

    Identification and Selection of Keywords for Indexing Voluntary Consensus Standards
    Ellis W.

    Standardizing Terminology and Developing a Data Dictionary for a Tribology Database
    Da S.

    Development of “Standard Terminology of Appearance”
    Billmeyer F.

    Standardization of Terminology for Recycling and Degradation of Plastics
    Sperati C.

    Standardization of Names for Clinical Laboratory Tests and Resulting Analytes
    Forrey A.

    Transferring Social Concepts Across Linguistic and Cultural Boundaries
    Datta J.


    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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