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Tilde Terminology ImageTilde Terminology – services: terminology extraction and lookup in the cloud – about 5 million standardised and reliable terms; cloud facilities for terminology management and sharing; integrated terminology recognition and lookup in Translation Environment Tools: SDL Trados Studio, Wordfast Anywhere, OmegaT, memoQ.
TermNetTermNet – TermNet is an international association of organizations, companies and institutions with an interest in all things that can be described by the term “terminology”
Termwiki logoTermWiki.com is an online terminology portal that allows users to search, upload, translate and share terms and definitions with other users (over 100 languages).
Termcat logoTERMCAT (CA, ES, EN) – Catalan Centre for Terminology
Terminology Forum logoTerminology Forum: is a global non-profit information forum for for freely available terminological information online.
Glossarissimo logo
Glossarissimo! (EN) – Monolingual and multilingual resources and terminology for translators and interpreters
Terminologia logoTerminologia etc. (IT) – Terminology, localisation, translation and linguistics by Licia Corbolante
Bik Terminology (EN) – Terminology training and consultancy by Barbara Inge Karsch
Dutch Language Institute ImageDutch Language Institute’s – Centre of Expertise for Dutch Terminology hosts a rather impressive amount of links, resources and knowledge about Terminology
WordLo – terminology blog by Maria Pia Montoro
InMyTerms logoIn My Own Terms (EN, ES, FR, PT) – by Patricia Brenes, a terminology lover who offers a one-stop window for Terminology as a discipline and terminology as a practice.
TheInterpreterDiaries logoThe Interpreter Diaries – blog by Michelle Hof, professional conference interpreter and trainer.
IndianaWords logoIndie. Ana Words – blog by Ana Cabral
The téarma.ie project ImageThe téarma.ie project: This is the national terminology database for Irish, managed by the Gaois research group in Fiontar & Scoil na Gaeilge (DCU) in partnership with the Terminology Committee, Foras na Gaeilge.
TermSciences logoTermsciences: is a terminology portal developed by INIST in association with LORIA and ATILF. Its aim is to promote, pool and share the terminological resources (specialist vocabularies, dictionaries, thesaurus) of public sector research and further education establishment to thus create a common terminological reference resource.
Glossaries from EU institutions and bodies: a compilation of nearly 300 glossaries on various topics of EU legislation such as agriculture, taxation, migration or technology, containing relevant EU jargon, many of them in all 24 official EU languages.
TIPPS: Terminology Information Policy, Portal and Service ImageTIPPS: Terminology Information Policy, Portal and Service
IATE (InterActive Terminology for Europe): the European Union’s terminology database. It includes more than 9 million terms in the 23 official EU languages. The terms are submited by translators from European institutions and then verified by the linguistic department’s terminologists. It is available online free of charge.
eurotermnak logoEuroTermBank: a free online terminology resource in 27 languages
EuroVoc: a multilingual, multidisciplinary thesaurus covering the activities of the EU, the European Parliament in particular. It contains terms in 22 EU languages
UNTerm is the United Nation’s terminology database. It contains technical and specialized terminology in each of the six official UN languages (English, French, Spanish, Russian, Mandarin and Arabic) as well as phrases frequently used by the Organization.
 FAO Term Portal: the Food and Agricutlure Organization of the United Nations’ terminology portal. It contains more than 80,000 entries in the six official languages of the United Nations (English, French, Spanish, Russian, Arabic and Mandarin).
UNESCOTERM: the U NESCO terminology database in Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish.
UNHCR: The International Thesaurus of Refugee Terminology
WTO TERMWTOTERM is the terminology database created by the World Trade Organization (WTO). Searches can be carried out in and equivalences can be found in French, English, and Spanish. The terms included pertain to the field of international trade. [username: trasearch – password: tra@search].
ESCWA Glossary: the on-line terminology database contains official titles of bodies as well as technical terminology in ESCWA (UN) fields of work in 3 official languages (English, Arabic and French), with an English and Arabic interface.
UN interpreters’ glossaries
UN Resolutions: Terminology of UN Resolutions in a searchable database format (AEFS)
OECD Terminology
MultiTes (World Bank Thesauri)
ITU (Telecommunications) Terms and Definitions: online database providing access to all the abbreviations and acronyms, terms and definitions contained in the ITU Publications in 6 languages (Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish).
ILOterm: an invaluable working tool for linguists, provides English, French, Spanish, and/or German, Russian, Arabic and Chinese equivalents of terms in the social and labour fields (login: guest, no password if prompted).The ILO Thesaurus is a compilation of more than 4000 terms relating to the world of work, in English, French, and Spanish. It contains terms on a wide variety of topics related to economic and social development
IMF Terminology: Contains over 4,500 records of terms useful to translators working with IMF material. It provides versions of terms in a number of languages, without definitions.
Lexicool (NATO terminology)
Standard Terminology - GRSS-IEEETERMIUM Plus is the Government of Canada’s terminology and linguistic data bank provided to the public free of charge. On top of term records made by the Translation Bureau’s language professionals in French, English and Spanish, it also includes 14 electronic resources for writing and translating.
Le grand dictionnaire terminologique is a terminological dictionary created by the Office québécois de la langue française. It includes French, English and Latin terms from a variety of fields.
Microsoft Language Portal (IT) a bi-lingual search portal for finding translations of key Microsoft terms and general IT terminology. It contains approx. 25,000 defined terms, including English definitions, translated in up to 100 languages.
Electropedia is the world’s leading online electrical and electronic database containing more than 20 000 terms and definitions in English and French organized by subject area, with equivalent terms in German and Spanish. Electropedia is also known as the International Electrotechnical Vocabulary online or IEV
METEOTERM: is the World Meteorological Organization”s terminology database. It contains specialized terminology in six languages: English, Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian and Spanish. METEOTERM includes the International Meteorological Vocabulary, the International Glossary of Hydrology, and terms from related sciences that appear in WMO documents.
Online Browsing Platform: searches for terminology in ISO Standards.
FranceTerme:the terminology database of the Comission générale de terminologie et de néologie (France). It covers a large number of fields related to the science and technology industries.
TERMPOST: (click on “Access to TERMPOST”) The terminology database of the Universal Postal Union (UPU) in 5 languages (English, French, German, Portuguese and Spanish).
TOURISTERM: the terminology database of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), in Arabic, English, French, Russian and Spanish.
Proz.Com term search: Searchable glossaries in many languages pairs and domains created by a network of translators.
Multilingual REACH and CLP terminology database ECHA-term (Chemistry): terminology of the Institute for Health and Consumer Protection – (JRC-IHCP), European Commission.
MINÉFITERM: The terminology database of the Translation Centre at the Ministry for the Economy, Finance and Industry and the Ministry for the Budget, Public Accounts, the Civil Service and State Reform (France) in Arabic, Chinese, Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish.
ONTERM: The bilingual knowledge-based database of the Ontario government, Canada. It provides also references and useful resources.
SICE: Multilingual dictionaries of trade terms compiled by the Organization of American State’s Foreign Trade Information System (SICE).
TERMISTI: The TERMISTI Research Centre, Higher Institute for Translators and Interpreters. Provides sets of searchable glossaries in the languages pairs French-English and French-Spanish, and one each in French-Dutch and English-French-German-Italian-Spanish.
 TERMDAT: The terminology database of the Swiss Federal Administration.
 WIPO Pearl: WIPO’s multilingual terminology portal gives access to scientific and technical terms derived from patent documents.
Resultado de imagen de Basque Public Term BankBasque Public Term Bank. It contains thousands of terms in Basque, Spanish, English, French and German.
STRUNA termbase: Croatian Special Field terminology
 Hogskoleradet: The Norwegian Association of Higher Educations Institutions, UHR’s Termbase for Norwegian higher education institutions
Universiteit GentGenTerm: University of Gent
University of Malta: Termbase digitization project for neurology and genetics
Croatian Terminology Database
Application LogoNATOTerm: the Official NATO Terminology Database
 EU terminology in the languages of the Western Balkan countries
(Evroterm, Evronim, BiHterm,Monterm, ALterm).
Sierterm UEMDAMT  (University of Montreal): a multilingual dictionary grouping the concepts of globalization, economics and social issues pertaining to the field of Industrial Relations. It includes some 6000 terms.
bistroInformation System for Legal Terminology – bistro: Information System for Legal Terminology of the Institute for Applied Linguistics at Eurac Research in Bozen-Bolzano (Italy). It contains multilingual terminological entries (about 11,200) on legal and administrative terminology in Italian, German and Ladin (in its two variants spoken in Val Badia and Val Gardena), which are based on a legal comparison between the Italian legal system and the German, Austrian, Swiss, EU and international legal systems. bistro was fully revamped in 2016.
Terminologue Image
Terminologue is an open-source terminology management tool. The software is developed and maintained by the Gaois research group in Fiontar & Scoil na Gaeilge, Dublin City University.

Other resources

BabelNet is both a multilingual encyclopedic dictionary, with lexicographic and encyclopedic coverage of terms in 50 languages, and an ontology which connects concepts and named entities in a very large network of semantic relations, made up of more than 9 million entries.

Inventerm: Inventaire des terminologies disponibles dans Internet; ce n’est pas une banque de terminologie; contient 1935 sites indexĂ©s et prĂšs de 600000 termes. Fruit d’une collaboration entre le Rifal et l’ OQLF.

ISO Concept Database. Three search options: Terms, Graphical sympbols, Codes. At the Terms field, you can search by term criteria: Term, Definition, Term Type, Normative Status.

Redaction_de définitions_terminologiques_2009: An interesting terminology rules guide published by Office québéçois de la langue français.

Terminometro: Terminometro is the electronic news bulletin dealing with terminology, translation, languages and linguistics, languages industries and techno-scientific information. It has been on the internet since November 1997. Terminometro offers articles, reports, presentations of new books, specialized publications and information on the origin of the Latin Union as well as some details on regional and minority languages. While Terminometro now concentrates exclusively on terminology, previous editions containing broader coverage in Spanish, French and Portuguese.

Associations and networks

CeRTeM – Faculty of Languages and Literature in Genoa: Terminology and terminography have seen an extraordinary development and the Italian Faculty of Languages and Literature in Genoa has contributed significantly to the formation of an active center of terminology research.

Cours de terminologie-terminographie:
Introducere in terminologie, Busuioc Ileana & Cucu Madalina, Universitatea din Bucuresti 2003.
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Croatian Terminology Portal: The Croatian Terminology Portal is the focal point for all available contemporary terminological resources in the Croatian language.

European Association for Terminology: The European Association for Terminology is a non-profit professional organisation for the terminology sector in Europe in particular. It is designed to further plurilingualism through terminology, to provide a European platform for promoting and professionalising terminological activities and improving awareness of them, and to liaise and cooperate actively with other relevant organisations, associations and institutions at all levels.

Infoterm: Infoterm, the International Information Centre for Terminology, was founded in 1971 by contract with the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), with the objective to support and co-ordinate international co-operation in the field of terminology.Members are international, regional or national terminology institutions, organizations and networks, as well as specialized public or semi-public or other non-profit institutions engaged in terminological activities.

International Annual Meeting on Language Arrangements, Documentation and Publications(IAM LADP): The International Annual Meeting on Language Arrangements, Documentation and Publications (IAMLADP) is a forum and network of managers of international organizations employing conference and language services providers – mainly translators and interpreters. Its membership includes the United Nations, other organizations of the UN system and inter-governmental and supra-national organizations.

International Network for Terminology: TermNet, the International Network for Terminology, is an international co-operation forum for companies, universities, institutions and associations who engage in the further development of the global terminology market. The products and services of this market are considered and promoted by TermNet as integral and quality assuring parts of any product and service in the areas of a) information & communication, b) classification & categorization as well as c) translation & localization.

The Joint Inter-Agency Meeting on Computer-Assisted Translation and Terminology (JIAMCATT), renamed in April 2006 to International Annual Meeting on Computer-Assisted Translation and Terminology (JIAMCATT), provides its partners with a forum for debate, exchange of expertise and cooperation in the fields of computer-assisted terminology and translation, interpretation and documentation retrieval. It works to establish a proprietary terminology and information repository common to all participating organizations.

Language industry web platform (LIND-Web): here you will find facts and figures on the EU language industry. These are provided by language professionals, industry stakeholders and EU institutions. Our knowledge base is for all language professionals and relies on their input. It is managed by DG Translation, which checks the quality of the documents uploaded.

Portalingua : Observatoire des langues dans la connaissance.

Terminology Forum: This is a forum for those who are interested in principles and methods of terminological research and work. Terminology work is practiced in many companies and organisations, terminology centres and standardizing organisations etc. Translators, subject specialists, terminologists, librarians, LSP teachers, information specialists and many others are involved with searching, using and collecting terminologies.

VALITER: Spanish terminology network created by terminologists and translators working in European institutions and in the academic and private sectors. (in Spanish).

European ComissionEuropean Commission – Translation and Drafting resources: Stuck for a term in an EU language? Need background information on the EU and its member countries? Here’s our pick of links you may find useful (for every EU language).
Translation Times
Translation Times – The entrepreneurial linguists and translating twins blog about the business of translation from Las Vegas and Vienna.
Thoughts on Translation – an online gathering place for freelance translators.
Ca5pture20.000 Lenguas (ES) – trilingual translation, interpreting and localization blog (mostly in Spanish but also in English and Italian) run by a former termcoordie Olga Jeczmyk, a professional translator, interpreter and social media manager, more known as @OlgaJeNo on Twitter
Sur les seuils du traduire (FR) – blog run by JosĂ© Yuste FrĂ­as, Universidad de Vigo (Spain)
About Translations (EN) – information, news and opinions about professional translation
style guideInterinstitutional Style Guide -uniform stylistic rules and conventions which must be used by all EU institutions
est_logoEST (EN) – European Society for Translation Studies
bab.la Dictionary – many different languages, ranging from colloquial and regional expressions to more technical or field-specific vocabulary
Traducir es descubrir
Signs and symptoms of translation
Carol adventures translationCarol’s Adventures in Translation – blog run by Caroline Alberoni, from Alberoni Translations. A qualified professional translator working from English and Italian into Brazilian Portuguese
text-appealTextappeal – blog about culture shock topics, transcreation, best practises, a global marketing podcast, etc.
THE ONE_Business Dictionary-08.pngBusiness Dictionary (English-Macedonian and Macedonian-English) by Aneta Naumoska
Capture12 Translation blog (EN) – offers good advice for translators with many specializations (although mostly focused on German culture)
Capture10Linguistic blog (EN) – provides an overview of the changes influencing languages and curiosities about many words
Agato translations
E-Brochure CLT