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Terminology: research and utilization (by Attila Piróth)

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Start time:Dec 18, 2009 15:00 GMT     Add to calendar

Session language:English

Time and date: Dec 18 from 15:00 to 17:00 GMT

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Terminology: research and utilization
Learning objectives:

• Understanding the difference between dictionaries and glossaries; understanding the various aspects in providing feedback on such resources.
• Making the best use of’s powerful resources, including Glosspost, Dictionary and Reference Board, and KudoZ.
• Understanding the importance of terminology consistency and how it can be improved by using CAT tools. Overcoming the frequent trepidation of using terminology modules in CAT tools (MultiTerm, etc.)
• Understanding the concordance search function and the advantages of using a secondary (or tertiary) TM.
• Learning the basics of terminology management, including the preparation of a monolingual list of relevant terms from the source file.
• Tips on how to find existing glossaries and other relevant resources, and how to convert them to the format you need.
• Learning best practices on how to find and use relevant resources (parallel websites, parallel texts, dedicated portals) to establish the target-language equivalent of a difficult source term.
• Learn useful techniques of using search engines to find the equivalent terms.
Webinar program
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  • Terminology databases: differences between dictionaries and glossaries (purpose and target group). Criteria for good dictionaries. Outlook:’s Glossary and Dictionary Board
  • Using glossaries in CAT tools. Explanation of the terminology utilization approach of several CAT tools (Trados, Transit, Wordfast, MetaTexis), with screenshots for each, and demonstration for at least one.
  • Using concordance search in CAT tools; utility of secondary TM for concordance search purposes. Screenshots and demonstration.
  • Terminology management in team projects. purpose, example, and some tips for best practices.
  • Collecting material for glossaries and dictionaries: finding the relevant source terms.
  • Establishing a project-specific glossary: terminology extraction. Demonstration using a free utility.
  • Establishing equivalence between source and target language terms: presentation of various resources, with examples, references and demonstration.
  •’s terminology help: KudoZ. Presentation, discussion of best practices.
  • Questions and answers

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 Attila Piróth    View feedback | View all courses
Bio: After completing his scientific and translation studies in Budapest, Hungary, Attila gave undergraduate courses on scientific terminology and translation for 4 years. He became a freelance translator in 2000, and passed the ATA certification exam in his main language pair, English to Hungarian. Attila is a regular speaker at conferences. He lives in Bordeaux, France.

In 2007, Attila set up a team of French<>English translators with a double aim: to provide linguistic aid to humanitarian organizations and to help freelance translators start their career. In 2009, an internship for two translators was set up at the main beneficiary of this team effort, Solidarités. Within the framework of this internship, Attila gave ten training webinar sessions (of 2-2.5 hours each) to the interns and other team members.

To see more details about his experience as an educator, click here. More details on the Solidarités collaboration are available here.

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