Downladable projects on Norwegian terminology

January 26, 2016 11:59 am

Norwegian-termFrom 8th to 10th July 2015, the University of Vienna hosted the 20th European Symposium on Languages for Special Purposes, which focused on ‘Multilingualism in Specialized Communication: Challenges and Opportunities in the Digital Age’.

Among the speakers attending the event was Gisle Andersen, an associate professor in English at the Norges Handelshøyskole (NHH), who gave two presentations: ‘Towards Automatic Terminology Extraction for Norwegian Based on Parallel Corpora’ and ‘Terminology Methods and Tools Developed for the National Terminology Portal Termportalen (Norway)’.


In the first one, Mr Andersen presented a project that takes as empirical basis a corpus of parallel legal texts. In particular, it focuses its attention on the maritime sector (the texts are, in fact, translated by professionals at the Norwegian Maritime Authority), due to the lack of a database for this field of expertise.

The second presentation, held together with Marita Kristiansen and Vemund Olstad, aimed at giving an overview of the system for terminology management used in Termportalen, a national terminology portal. “The most central tasks – says Andersen – are the development of a generic data model for interoperable terminology data, the consolidation of domain information into a common classification system, and the development of a relational database and user application”.

Both projects are part of CLARINO, whose “ultimate aim is to make existing and future language resources easily accessible for researchers and to bring eScience to humanities disciplines”.

Click on the links below to access the presentations.

Find a follow-up to the 20th European Symposium on Languages for Special Purposes with more downladable presentations on terminology here.


Written by Maria Bregolato
Terminology trainee at TermCoord

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