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2010-09-22
Eugen Wüster Prize 2010 to Prof. Sue Ellen Wright Ph.D. and Prof. Dr. Klaus-Dirk Schmitz

The Eugen Wüster Prize (EWP) 2010 has been awarded to Prof. Sue Ellen Wright Ph.D. and Prof. Dr. Klaus-Dirk Schmitz.

Sue Ellen Wright is Professor of Modern and Classical Language Studies at the Kent State University Institute for Applied Linguistics. As a recognized international terminology expert, she is active in the national and international standards community. In addition to the standardizing activities, her publications include numerous articles in the field of terminology management and translation studies, edited books in these areas, and Volumes I and II of the Handbook of Terminology Management, compiled together with Prof. Dr. Gerhard Budin of the University of Vienna, Austria.

Prof. Klaus-Dirk Schmitz, long-term president of the Infoterm Executive Board (2001-2009) started his academic career in ambitious research projects on Machine Translation and Translator’s Workbenches. Prof. Schmitz is Vice-President of the German Association for Terminology (DTT), Secretary-General of the Association for Terminology and Knowledge Transfer (GTW – of which he has been President from 1991 to 1997). He was also President of the Council for German-Language Terminology (RaDT – 1994 to 2004). Being an expert of terminology theory and applications, metadata, ontologies, localization (of software, catalogues etc.), database design and data modelling methods and techniques, his teaching and research activities focus on terminology theory and terminology management as well as on software localization and computer tools for translators. As a frequent organizer of and participant in terminology management and software localization seminars, workshops and road shows, he has been able to considerably enhance the role of terminology and its applications in education, business and many other fields, throughout the world.

For more information about the EWP, please see http://infoterm.info/activities/terminology_awards.php

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