Aristotle University of Thessaloniki for IATE: Packaging materials

Short presentation of the project

The aim of this work was to feed the IATE term base with English and Greek terms related to the domain of ‘Packaging Materials’. Based on the concept map of WIPO PEARL on packaging materials and equipment, almost 50 terms were collected, while over 100 terms were extracted from authentic corpora, according to their frequency and importance. For each term, Master Students had to provide a solid term definition and context in both English and Greek. A very important asset in the research process was the cooperation with experts from the flexible packaging manufacturing industry, providing students with information about the operation of the industry (machines, workflow, packaging production, etc.), and offering them access to original documentation resources (scientific books, catalogues, specialized dictionaries, etc.). Final results were also discussed with terminology experts from the Greek Department of the Directorate-General for Translation of the European Parliament in a wiki environment, provided by the e-learning platform of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki.

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  • Papangeli, Andromachi
  • Parisaki, Marina
  • Nikolaidou, Georgia

Project Coordinator

Elpida Loupaki: assistant Professor Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

Dr. Elpida Loupaki is an Assistant Professor in Descriptive Translation Studies & Terminology at the School of French of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. She obtained her degree in French Language and Literature from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, her Master Degree in Professional Translation from the Institut de Traducteurs d’Interprètes et de Relations Internationales at Strasbourg University and her PhD in Language and Communication from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. She has published several papers in the fields of Terminology Management, EU translation, News Translation as well as Translation and Ideology. She is an ECQA certified Terminology Manager (Advanced Level). She has participated in different European Research programs, such as XENIOS, Arianne, INDEX. She has coordinated several IATE projects since 2013 in cooperation with the TermCoord of the European Parliament in the domains of migration, packaging materials, civil law, etc. She is actually coordinating a terminology project in cooperation with WIPO Pearl in the domain of robotics.

External experts

Emmanuel Peclaris

Emmanuel Peclaris holds a degree in French Literature from the University of Athens and a Master Diploma from the Paris X – Nanterre. He has worked as a Greek Translator in the European Parliament for the last three decades and undertakes terminological tasks in the framework of IATE. Emmanuel has a vast experience with document “life cycles”: translation, minutes and verbatim report of proceedings. He has followed terminology and corpus linguistics classes at the University of Geneva and has coordinated several terminology projects.

Dr. Lefteris Tourasanidis

Dr. Lefteris Tourasanidis is a chemist and holds a PhD in Polymer Science & Technology from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. He has 15 years of experience in flexible packaging as R&D manager of the company Hatzopoulos. Designing structures, materials’ properties and packaging systems are the topics he has worked on during all these years, along with customers’ and production trouble-shooting. He is a Member of the Technical committee of FPE (Flexible Packaging Europe) and of the Sustainability committee of EAFA/FPE. He is also a member of the board of the Greek Packaging Association.

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