Managing terminology is key to successful projects and to corporate brands, but it is often daunting to tackle. This session will describe a new framework for evaluating terminology and will explore relevant tools that can help. It will also examine how synergies are achieved when terminology work is performed in the context of computer-aided authoring and text analysis systems as well as rule-based MT systems. Questions to be addressed include: How do I start from scratch? What if I’m sitting on a vast mountain of inherited terminology with unknown origins? What is my existing terminology worth and how do I go about assessing its value?
Horst, Director of Technology and Innovation at text & form, has extensive experience as a mechanical engineer, software developer, translator and interpreter, publisher, editor, and DTP operator. During his 15-year career in the translation industry, he worked as a consultant, systems architect, and integrator in the areas of technical documentation, translation/localization and publication processes, system integration of TMS, CMS and author-assistant components in complex documentation architectures.