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1 Term lesson 21 Benchmarking term banks

2 About term banks The big three –Termium (Canadian Federal Government) –Grand dictionnaire terminologique (Office québécois de la langue française) –IATE - Interactive terminology for Europe (European Institutions)

3 Termium Created in 1970 by André Clas from Université de Montréal (UM!) for French and English –Primary function : ensure reliable documents in the two official languages of Canada –Secondary function : facilitate translation from and into the languages of NAFTA 3,900,000 terms 4000 monthly updates English, French, Spanish (Latin for scientific names)

4 Other features of Termium Government of Canadas standardizing tool Available separately –Writing tools in French and English –Additional specialized dictionaries –Juridictionnaire (Jacques Picotte) – French only –Etc.

5 GRAND DICTIONNAIRE TERMINOLOGIQUE Formerly Banque de terminologie du Québec –Available on line – free – since 2000 –Founded by Office de la langue française (itself founded in1961) – Office québécois de la langue française since –Over 3 million terms in French –French, English (Latin for scientific names)

6 Function of Grand dictionnaire terminologique Enact the provisions of the Charte de la langue français In particular the right to work in French It is therefore an instrument to promote French in all situations in Québec, in particular those from which it was formerly excluded

7 IATE IATE – Interactive terminology for Europe : grew out of Eurodicautom, founded 1975 for the translators of the European Commission. IATE is the EU inter-institutional terminology database, used in the EU institutions and agencies since summer 2004 for the collection, dissemination and shared management of EU- specific terminology. Available for the general public since 2007.

8 Partners in IATE § European Commission § Parliament § Council § Court of Justice § Court of Auditors § Economic & Social Committee § Committee of the Regions § European Central Bank § European Investment Bank § Translation Centre for the Bodies of the EU

9 History of IATE The project was launched in 1999 to provide a web- based infrastructure for all EU terminology resources. IATE incorporates all of the existing terminology databases of the EUs translation services. The following legacy databases have been imported into IATE, which now contains approximately 1.4 million multilingual entries: § Eurodicautom (Commission), § TIS (Council), § Euterpe (EP), § Euroterms (Translation Centre), § CDCTERM (Court of Auditors),

10 IATE – further characteristics Further statistics : –8.4 million terms –540,000 abbreviations Other features –Multilingual dialogue –Reliability scale (but what is evaluated?) –Subject area classification –Wildcard searches (only the asterisk "*" to indicate any character or multiple characters, and the underscore "_" to indicate any single character: no full RegEx search) –types of search (Term, Abbreviation, Phrase, or All) antiquated record format and interface Inconsistent data quality

11 Analysing term banks Method ? –Accessology (cf lecture Patrick Leroyer) Bergenholtz, Henning (2009), Schnellerer und sicherer Datenzugriff in gedruckten und elektronischen Fachwörterbüchern und Lexika, Revue française de linguistique appliquée, 2009/2 (Vol. XIV)

12 Results for IATE Testing time taken and answers obtained from various lexicographical sources in the subject field of genetics. Result –Finding information in IATE took longer on the average than in any other reference work, printed or on line 1 minute 16 on average 2.8 seconds in Wörterbuch der Gentechnik

13 Test run The most recent discovery is Homo floresiensis or the so-called "Flores Man" […] This small 3-foot tall hominid was making simple flake tools on Flores Island, Indonesia, for approximately 95,000 years and as recently as 13 thousand years ago. pages/2005aprilhistoryofflintknappingpage1.htm pages/2005aprilhistoryofflintknappingpage1.htm Dispositions générales aux assurances dommages […] « Lassurance relative aux biens est un contrat dindemnité ; lindemnité due par lassureur à lassuré ne peut dépasser le montant de la valeur de la chose assurée au moment du sinistre…. » "After two difficult, nearly dormant years for IPOs, venture-backed companies started 2010 with a strong showing in the public market," said Jessica Canning... quarter-match-total-2009


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