Computer aided term bank creation and standardization

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Using a standardized term bank in both authoring and translation processes can facilitate the use of consistent terminology, which in turn minimizes confusion and frustration from the readers. One of the problems of creating a standardized term bank, is the time and effort required. Recent developments in term extraction techniques based on word alignment can improve extraction of term candidates when parallel texts are available. The aligned units are processed automatically, but a large quantity of term candidates will still have to be processed by a terminologist to select which candidates should be promoted to standardized terms. To minimize the work needed to process the extracted term candidates, we propose a method based on using efficient editing tools, as well as ranking the extracted set of term candidates by quality. This sorted set of term candidates can then be edited, categorized and filtered in a more effective way. In this paper, the process and methods used to arrive at a standardized term bank are presented and discussed.


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