Getting to the core of a terminological project

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Systematic terminology work is often conducted in the form of a project – a terminological project. In this chapter a tentative classification of terminological projects is suggested based on the following key features: terminological needs which a terminological project is intended to meet, its objective, target user group, and properties of a terminology resource to be created. Seven project types have been established; two of them are examined in more detail: creation of a monolingual domain resource and maintenance of a terminological query service. Two authentic terminological projects carried out by the Swedish Centre for Terminology (TNC) are discussed as examples of the two types with special focus on the phases and steps involved in the implementation of terminological projects.


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