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By Juan C. Sager

ISBN-10: 9027220778

ISBN-13: 9789027220776

Because the creation of the pc, terminology administration will be conducted by way of nearly an individual who has learnt to take advantage of a working laptop or computer. Terminology administration has proved to be a good device in foreign communications in undefined, schooling and foreign agencies. software program applications are available and foreign companies usually have their very own terminology database. Following those advancements, translators and terminologists are faced with a specialized type of info administration regarding compilation and standardisation of vocabulary, garage, retrieval and updating.A useful direction in Terminology Processing presents the major to tools of terminology administration for the English language, for common and particular reasons. This designated direction has been built at the foundation of years of educating event and learn on the collage of Manchester Institute of technological know-how and know-how (UMIST, united kingdom) and is especially compatible for translation classes, freelance translators, technical writers, in addition to for non-linguists who're faced with terminology processing as a part of their occupation.

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A theory of terminology is usually considered as having three basic tasks: it has to account for sets of concepts as discrete entities of the knowledge structure; it has to account for sets of interrelated linguistic entities which are somehow associated with concepts grouped and structured according to cognitive principles; it has, lastly, to establish a link between concepts and terms, which is traditionally done by definitions. Through the activity of definition we fix the precise reference of a term to a concept, albeit by linguistic means only; at the same time it creates and thereby declares relationships to other concepts inside a knowledge structure.

Stable state, flexible disk. - QUANTITY = a measurable quantity or a quality, property, condition or disposition which is quantifiable and which is not a predefined relational value. e. a fixed value expressing the relation between at least two concepts which is measurable in quantified units. g. the difference between such quant­ ity concepts as 'time', 'length', 'width' and the measurable units 'rerun time', 'record length' or 'packing density'. 4 Structures of concepts In terminological theory it is accepted that concepts should be ordered accord­ ing to some conceptual classification scheme and presented in a systematic structure.

It can however be defined by all the concepts surrounding it in the special field of reference in which it occurs. 2 Methods of definition Terminological theory can recognise only one type of definition: the analytical definition which fully and systematically identifies a concept with respect to all others in the particular subject field. Terminological practice is, however, faced with the problem of which definition among various existing alternatives it should give preference to, or whether it should restrict itself to a purposespecific 'terminological' definition.

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