Smart Cities glossary enriched with two more languages


The Smart Cities glossary is one of the three sub-projects in the TECH field of Terminology without Borders.

In our society, technological terminology and knowledge develop at a really fast pace. For this reason, it is important to encourage consistency and correct use of practices, tools and discoveries that often enter in our every-day lexicon quickly. 

Collaborating with universities and individual partners allows us to provide citizens with terms and concepts that help them understand this complex world better. 

It’s the case of one of our latest cooperation projects: thanks to the work of the students from the Kaunas University of Technology, Lithuania, coordinated by professor Jurgita MikelionienÄ—, our glossary on Smart Cities was enriched with two more languages: English and Lithuanian. 

For managing terminology, the students used the FAIRterm web application developed by the University of Padua.

The aim of this project was to select and categorize relevant terminology in Lithuanian related to the smart city topics and to find their equivalents in English.

The glossary was enriched with terms concerning different aspects of how and why a city is considered smart:

  • Environment protection (e.g., smart energy grid, energy efficient buildings, pollution control)
  • Big Data (e.g., internet of things, wide area network, remote control)
  • Architecture (e.g., tvari architektĹ«ra, energy efficient building, išmanieji langai, green roof)
  • Transports (e.g., transporto srautĹł jutikliai, zero emission vehicles, dalijimosi automobiliu paslauga)

Find all the other terms about Smart Cities in the glossary by clicking here!

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Written by Sofia Vigo
Sofia holds a Bachelor’s degree in Foreign languages and Literatures, and a Master’s degree in Language sciences, Terminology and Text types. Since October 2021, she is one of the trainees taking care of terminology projects in the Terminology Coordination Unit at the European Parliament.