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Standardization of terminological principles and methods

There are some quite authoritative international organizations, such as IUPAC, the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry, which have developed domain-specific terminological principles and methods.

In general, most institutions and organizations of authoritative nature in the field of terminology follow the standardized principles and methods of ISO/TC 37, which in 2005 extended its scope to “Terminology and other language and content resources” to reflect the requirements of today’s globalization and localization in our multilingual information society. As terminologies are more often than not combined with or embedded in other kinds of content, ISO/TC 37 covers basic principles, requirements and methods applied

   - for the management of terminology and as well as language resources (in language 
     technology) and content resources of structured content (in content management)
   - in applications, which involve terminology and other language resources as well as
     content resources, such as translation, localization, etc.
   - in systems supporting such applications.

Increasingly, the standards of ISO/TC 37 have an impact on the work of other technical committees working in the fields of eCommerce, eGovernment, eHealth, eLearning etc. Naturally, the work of these committees has repercussions on the content of the standards of ISO/TC 37 “Terminology and other language and content resources”.

See ISO/TC 37

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Last update: 2011-03-07

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