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Fri Nov 21 2003

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  1. p.ten-hacken, Terminology, Computing and Translation

Message 1: Terminology, Computing and Translation

Date: Thu, 20 Nov 2003 14:14:24 -0500 (EST)
From: p.ten-hacken <>
Subject: Terminology, Computing and Translation

Terminology, Computing and Translation

Date: 26-Mar-2004 - 27-Mar-2004
Location: Swansea, United Kingdom
Contact: Pius ten Hacken
Contact Email: 
Meeting URL: 

Linguistic Sub-field: Translation

Meeting Description:

The topic of terminology has been approached traditionally from the
perspective of standardization. More recently, corpus-based approaches
have gained prominence. A question which is relevant to both
approaches concerns the relationship of terminology to a theory of the

In this conference, these perspectives will be considered not only
theoretically, but also from a practical angle. The study and
management of terminology is an essential component of commercial,
technical, and scientific translation. Computational tools provide an
almost indispensible help to any translator, whether working in an
institutional translation service, an independent translation company,
or as a free-lance translator. The programme of this conference
organized jointly by Pius ten Hacken (University of Wales Swansea) and
Willy Martin (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam) consists of presentations
by invited speakers, poster presentations by MA students, and a panel
discussion. A reception will be offered by the School of European
Languages of the University of Wales Swansea at the end of the first
day. The following speakers have confirmed their contributions:

Sue-Ellen Wright (Kent State University): Terminology Standards for
the Language Industry
Delyth Prys (Canolfan Bedwyr, Bangor): Setting the Standards: Ten
Years of Welsh Terminology Work
Hennie van der Vliet (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam): The Lexical
Semantics of Terms
Willy Martin (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam): Portrait of a
Terminologist as a (Young) Sublanguage Expert
Sophia Ananiadou (University of Salford): Term mining in Biomedicine
Isa Maks (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam): The Terminology of Business
Iwan Davies (University of Wales Swansea): The dilemma of settling
authoritative legal terminology:Reflections from Wales and the use of
Ulrich Heid (Universit´┐Żt Stuttgart): Extracting Terms from Corpora
Pius ten Hacken (University of Wales Swansea): From term database to
term recognition in running text

The conference takes place at the campus of the University of Wales
Swansea, situated on the beautiful coast of South Wales. A
registration form can be downloaded from the web site.
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