Tools and platforms that will help you in your terminological work
FAIRterm Web Application
FAIRterm is a free tool for the compilation of multilingual terminological records. This Web application is developed at the University of Padua by Federica Vezzani, Postdoc researcher in Terminology (Department of Linguistic and Literary Studies), and Giorgio Maria Di Nunzio, Associate Professor in Computer Engineering (Department of Information Engineering).
FAIRterm is the first terminology tool designed in order to meet the FAIR principles (Findability, Accessibility, Interoperability, and Reusability) for research data and implemented according to the de facto ISO TC/37 SC/3 standards currently in force for terminology management. The theoretical premises behind the design of the tool are based on the paradigm of the “FAIR terminology” whose goal is to provide a model for the optimal and efficient organization of terminological data. For more details, see: Vezzani F. 2020 (PhD thesis), and Vezzani F. and Di Nunzio G. M. 2020 (Terminology Journal, 26:2, pp. 265–297).
Within the “Terminology without borders” project, the TermCoord supports the use of the FAIRterm tool for the compilation of multilingual terminological records by the partners collaborating in the project. The advantages deriving from the use of the FAIRterm tool are:
– ensuring the consistency among the YourTerm projects;
– harmonizing the terminological workflow between partners;
– supporting the FAIRness of terminological data for the scientific community;
– complying with European requirements for Open Science.
The web application is free, but you need to fill in this Google form in order to get your login credentials. Once you received your credentials, you can directly access the FAIRterm tool by clicking here.
If you wish to work on an Excel table, you should use this Template table, which is a compatible format for the FAIRterm web application.
TermoStat is an automatic term acquisition tool that exploits a method of contrasting specialized and non-specialized corpora to identify terms. The online version of TermoStat supports English, French, Spanish, Italian and Portuguese.
Sketch Engine is a text analysis and corpus query system with analytical, statistical and text searching tools to process your own data as well as built-in linguistic databases of billions of words. It is a paid sofware.
AntConc is a corpus analysis software that allows you to shuffle a large amount of text to detect occurrences, recurrences and word matches for text study. It is compatible with TXT, HTML and XML formats. You can load entire folders and analyze your texts.
SynchroTerm speeds up the extraction and creation of terminology records by using statistical algorithms to automatically identify terminology equivalents. It automatically extracts source terms, their equivalents and contexts from file pairs of any format, LogiTerm bitext or SDLXLIFF, XLIFF or TMX files. It is a paid software.
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