Getting to the core of a terminological project

Claudia Dobrina
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Terminology work is an activity of many facets and many applications. It is carried out in all spheres of life and by many professions. The driving force behind each terminological effort is usually some kind of a communicative need: a researcher trying to explain a new concept to colleagues, an engineer looking for an appropriate term to name a new device, a translator in search of a correct term equivalent in the target language, etc. A much broader need, which requires a more comprehensive terminological effort, is the need for clear and effective professional communication in and between domains. It is this need which has made terminology work a field of professional activity. Terminologists are professionals in this field and they contribute to more effective professional communication in all domains by creating reliable terminology resources and providing terminological services to all those who need them.

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