Terminology work and crowdsourcing

Barbara Inge Karsch
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Terminology work has never been a solitary undertaking. Terminology after all is an interdisciplinary field: Terminologist-generalists need subject matter experts (SME) and SME-terminologists often need the input from language specialists. While the expectations of quantity and speed of terminology deliveries have changed over the last twenty years, so have technologies; e-mail and the Internet have shortened the distance between a resource and the terminologist. In the last decade, collaborative environments have brought researchers, experts and consumers closer together in a strategy now referred to as crowdsourcing.

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