Klaus-Dirk Schmitz Institute for Translation and Multilingual Communication, Cologne University of Applied Sciences, D-50678, Köln, Mainzer Str. 5.

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Handbooks, articles in scientific and professional journals, university theses, and terminology standards provide terminologists and term base administrators with general principles, methods and guidelines for managing terminological data. Terminological meta models (ISO 16642:2003), data categories (ISO 12620:2009) and exchange formats (ISO 30074:2008) reflect established principles such as concept orientation and term autonomy, and help terminologists to design, implement, maintain and use terminology management systems.

The paper discusses the needs for terminology management in a globalized industry and the benefits of adequate and consistent terminology as a major success factor for corporate language and corporate communication. Although the basic principles of terminology management are still valid within this application scenario, specific needs and recommendations for the management of terms have to be taken into account if terminology is considered along the whole value chain of information and content creation.

  • 1. DTT = Deutscher Terminologie-Tag 2010. Terminologiearbeit: Best Practices. Köln: Deutscher Terminologie-Tag.

  • 2. Schmitz, K.-D.Straub, D. 2010. Erfolgreiches Terminologiemanagement im Unternehmen – Praxishilfe und Leitfaden. Stuttgart: TC and more, also published in English.

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  • 3. ISO 704:2009. Terminology work – Principles and methods. Geneva: ISO.

  • 4. ISO 1087-1:2000. Terminology work – Vocabulary – Part 1: Theory and application. Geneva: ISO.

  • 5. ISO 12620:2009. Terminology and other language and content resources – Specification of data categories and management of a Data Category Registry for language resources. Geneva: ISO.

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  • 6. ISO 16642:2003. Computer applications in terminology – Terminological markup framework. Geneva: ISO.

  • 7. ISO 30042:2008. Systems to manage terminology, knowledge and content – TermBase eXchange (TBX). Geneva: ISO.

  • 8. Schmitz, K.-D. 2007. Indeterminacy of terms and icons in software localization. In: Antia, B. E. (ed.) Indeterminacy in LSP and Terminology. Amsterdam/Philadelphia: John Benjamins. 4958.

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  • 9. Schmitz K.-D. 2010. Gegenstand und Begriff in der virtuellen Realität. In: Mayer, F.Reineke, D.Schmitz, K.-D. (eds.) Best Practices in der Terminologiearbeit. Köln/München: Deutscher Terminologie-Tag. 123130.

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Founder Berzsenyi Dániel Főiskola (ELTE Savaria Egyetemi Központ)
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