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A practical course in terminology processing

Author: Juan C Sager
Publisher: Amsterdam ; Philadelphia : J. Benjamins Pub. Co., 1990.
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Sager, Juan C.
Practical course in terminology processing.
Amsterdam ; Philadelphia : J. Benjamins Pub. Co., 1990
(OCoLC)645817488
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Juan C Sager
ISBN: 9027220778 9789027220776 155619112X 9781556191121 1556191138 9781556191138
OCLC Number: 21949790
Description: xi, 254 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Machine generated contents note: ch. One Introduction --
What Is Terminology? --
1.1.A new field of enquiry and activity --
1.2.Definition --
1.3.Terminology and related disciplines --
1.Terminology and Information Science --
1.4.Theoretical premises --
1.5.Requirements of an applied field of study --
1.6.Conflicts between theory and practice --
1.7.The purpose and structure of this book --
ch. Two The Cognitive Dimension --
2.1.A theory of reference --
1.A model of knowledge --
2.Subject disciplines --
3.The social norm --
4.Knowledge and reference --
5.Special subject languages --
6.Words, terms and standardised terms --
2.2.A theory of concepts --
1.Concepts: definition --
2.Characteristics --
3.Types of concepts --
4.Structures of concepts --
1.Relationships --
2.Complex relationships --
5.Subject classification --
2.3.Definitions and alternatives --
1.Definition of `definition' in terminology --
1.Scope of definitions --
2.Methods of definition --
1.Rules of definition Note continued: 3.Definitions in context --
1.Definition as part of the semantic specification --
4.The purpose of definitions in terminology --
1.Functional types of definitions --
2.Needs analyses --
5.Use of existing definitions --
1.The need for terminological definitions --
2.4.Terminological definitions and relationships --
1.Complementarity of definition and relationships --
ch. Three The Linguistic Dimension --
3.1.A theory of terms --
1.The onomasiological approach --
2.Terms and their forms --
1.Terms in dictionaries --
2.Homonyms, synonyms and variants --
3.Status of terms --
3.Processes of terminologisation --
3.2.Term formation: theory and practice --
1.Motivation for designation --
1.Names and proper nouns --
2.Patterns of term formation --
1.Use of existing resources --
2.Modification of existing resources --
3.Creation of new lexical entities (neologisms) --
3.Pragmatic aspects of term formation --
1.Trends in secondary term formation Note continued: 2.Attitudes to borrowing --
4.Technical support for term creation --
3.3.Guidelines for the creation of terms --
1.International guidelines --
2.Criteria and rules for naming --
3.4.Nomenclatural systems --
1.General principles --
2.Features of medical nomenclature --
3.Features of biological nomenclature --
4.Features of chemical nomenclature --
ch. Four The Communicative Dimension --
4.1.A model of communication --
1.The choice of intention --
2.The selection of knowledge --
3.The choice of language --
4.2.The functional efficacy of terms --
1.Lexical expression of economy --
2.Precision of expression --
3.Appropriateness of expression --
4.3.Standardisation --
1.Principles of standardisation --
2.Instruments of standardisation --
3.Objectives of standardisation of terminology --
4.Methods of standardisation --
5.The efficacy of standards in terminology --
6.Limitations of standardisation --
ch. Five Compilation of Terminology Note continued: 5.1.Principles of compilation --
1.Corpus-based compilation --
2.Databases for terminology and related information --
3.New methods of terminology compilation --
4.Qualitative improvements --
5.2.The nature and type of terminological information --
1.Methodological considerations --
2.Quality of data --
3.Principles of data collection --
5.3.Compilation --
1.Terminological information --
1.Basic data categories --
2.Methods of compilation --
5.4.New trends in compilation --
1.Interrelationships of datafields --
2.Conceptual relationships --
1.The terminological thesaurus approach in term banks --
ch. Six Storage of Terminology --
6.1.A historical perspective --
1.The effect of hardware developments on storage --
2.The first generation of term banks --
3.The second generation of term banks --
6.2.Terminological data banks --
a definition --
6.3.Modern terminological data bank design (by Richard Candeland) Note continued: 1.Representation of terminology --
a theoretical model --
2.Representation of terminology --
logical implementation --
6.4.Storage of terminology --
practical considerations --
1.Database management systems --
2.Information retrieval systems (IR) --
6.5.Semantic networks --
ch. Seven Retrieval of Terminology --
7.1.Forms of retrieval --
1.Sorting problems in retrieval --
7.2.Retrieval requirements --
1.Search profiles --
2.Output profiles --
3.User-friendliness --
7.3.The retrieval of terminological information --
7.4.User types --
1.Translators and other communication mediators --
2.Information scientists and other information providers --
3.Terminologists and other dictionary producers --
4.Other users --
7.5.Retrieval from a terminological thesaurus --
ch. Eight Usage of Terminology --
8.1.The scope and function of terminology processing --
1.Limitations of terminology processing --
8.2.Attitudes to terminology processing --
1.Historical perspective Note continued: 2.Recording of terminological usage --
1.Spoken language --
2.Variants and other alternative forms --
3.The effect of rapid growth, change and innovation in science and technology --
4.The dual of role of English in terminology --
8.3.Terminology processing centres --
1.The production of terminological collections --
2.Existing collections: common content and exchange --
3.Structural differences between term banks --
4.Cooperation among term banks and terminology producers --
5.Other developments --
8.4.New uses of terminologies --
1.Terminology in machines.
Responsibility: Juan C. Sager ; with a bibliography by Blaise Nkwenti-Azeh.

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