IATE Terminology Project on the Field of Packaging Material

March 28, 2017 5:00 pm

The objective of this Master thesis is to present a terminology study on the field of packaging material and flexible packaging carried out in cooperation with the Terminology Coordination Unit of the European Parliament, with the support of the IATE database and the WIPO Pearl – Concept Map Search. The thesis title is IATE Terminology Project on the Field of Packaging Material, the full text is available in Greek and in this post we are presenting you a short summary.

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The selection of the specific domain of research is based on the fact that packaging materials are constantly evolving as technology does and also in line with the changes in available raw materials. This evolution subsequently “gives birth” to new terms and creates new concepts that have to, therefore,  be transferred to each language. Thus, due to the fact that there are countless terms that are related to this field but they exist only in English, this project aimed to translate the most relevant into Greek language.

After the cooperation with IATE and WIPO PEARL, 29 terms of the field of packaging material and flexible packaging were collected for this project. These terms were also part of the conceptual map of WIPO PEARL regarding packaging materials & equipment. The remaining 21 terms were extracted from authentic text corpora according to their frequency and importance.

The aim of this thesis was to map the field of packaging in Greece, find a list of important related terms and introduce them into Greek language. Most importantly, this research was essential for showing how the field of packaging plays an active role in the Greek economy and also to point out from another perspective how the regulatory framework in the food industry and environmental issues affect packaging materials but also language specific use.


Post written by  Katerina PalamiotiTranslator, Social Media and Content Manager, Communication Trainee and Foodie at the Terminology Coordination Unit of the European Parliament.

Sources: Nikolaidou Georgia, 2016, Σχέδιο Ορολογίας ΙΑΤΕ στον Τομέα των Υλικών Συσκευασίας (IATE Terminology Project on the Field of Packaging Material), Aristotle University of Thessaloniki.

 

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