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.