New IATE term lookup service on termcoord.eu

March 5, 2018 11:31 am

You can activate the service with the IATE Term lookup slider, and select domain. Then you are able to get the IATE search result directly from the text you are reading.

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The service can access French IATE equivalents of English terms from any termcoord.eu webpage. Terms with a French IATE equivalent available in the selected domain are indicated with an underline in the text. The approach simplifies the use of IATE in the following three ways.

  1. The IATE search is submitted from the text
  2. No need to type in the search term
  3. The search will return at least one result

For example, the French definition of “IATE” can be retrieved from the page about IATE using the Domain “EUROPEAN UNION”. Please note that the current functionality is limited and provided to demonstrate the lookup service. The English to French entries is just one of the 600 available language pairs from IATE.

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The functionality is used and supported by the Mobile Age project, co funded under H2020, (grant agreement No 693319). Mobile Age project is carried out  by 10 European partners and coordinated by Lancaster University. The project focuses on open government data, mobile technology, and the provision of public services in relation to Europe’s elderly population.

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Older adults do not normally share the same level of connectivity to the Internet as younger generations, and while government agencies are increasingly providing their services through digital platforms, this may exclude senior citizens from the design and use of such services.

Access to equivalents and definitions of terms can be important for all of us, for efficient use of online public services and for e-participation in general. However, for older adults convenient lookup access can be even more crucial, as the language used can be one of several obstacles to prevent e-participation. The Mobile Age project has therefore prepared a co-creation methodology and pursued development of several services to support app development for older adults. The requirements to design the services are derived from the Web Accessibility Directive, the General Data Protection Regulation, and the input deriving from the Mobile Age co-creation process.

The Mobile Age project is open to explore synergies with other projects or initiatives, and the lookup service is still in development. If you discover a bug or have suggestions for the project or the lookup service, please send us your feedback.

Contact:

Professor Niall Hayes, Lancaster University, for more information on the Mobile Age project.
Mikael Snaprud, Tingtun AS, for more on the lookup service (Tingtun Termer).

 

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