LINGUIST List 14.158

Thu Jan 16 2003

Confs: Multilingual Terminography, Belgium

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  1. koen.kerremans, Multilingual Terminography, Belgium

Message 1: Multilingual Terminography, Belgium

Date: Thu, 16 Jan 2003 10:04:48 +0000
From: koen.kerremans <>
Subject: Multilingual Terminography, Belgium

Seminar on Multilingual Terminography: Towards Intelligent Dictionaries?

Short Title: Multilingual Terminography
Location: Brussels, Belgium
Date: 28-Feb-2003 - 28-Feb-2003 
Web Site:
Contact Person: Rita Temmerman
Meeting Email:

Linguistic Subfield(s): 
Translation, Semantics, Lexicography, Computational Linguistics,
Cognitive Science, Applied Linguistics

Meeting Description: 
The seminar shall focus on topics concerning:

- 'terminography and users analysis'
- 'semantic networks and ontologies'. 

Taking Dancette & Rh�tor�'s recently published terminological
dictionary on retailing (*) as a vantage point, speakers &
participants are invited to reflect on one or several of the following
issues: What is the impact of several types of information in
electronic format (corpora, databases, internet) on methods and
principles for terminography? What is the impact of the dictionary
user's profile on the terminographer's working method? How can
specialists in IT disciplines (database management, knowledge
management, artificial intelligence) contribute to better tools for
terminographers? To what point and in what format should semantic
relationships between terms and categories be made explicit? How can
the semasiological approach in meaning description reinforce the
onomasiological approach and vice versa? How can terminological
databases be implemented in ontology development and how can
ontologies support terminographers and (electronic) dictionary users?
Which problems in multilingual terminography are language-specific and
which are not? 

(*) Dancette, J. & C. R�thor�. 2000 Dictionnaire Analytique de la
Distribution. Analytical Dictionary of Retailing. Les presses de
l'Universit� de Montr�al.
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