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Do we speak the same language?: terminology strategies for (software) engineering environments based on the elcat model - innovative terminology e-learning for the automotive industry

Sauberer, Gabriele orcid logoORCID: 0000-0001-6183-9940, Najera Villar, Blanca, Drebler, Jens, Schmitz, Klaus-Dirk, Clarke, Paul orcid logoORCID: 0000-0002-4487-627X and O'Connor, Rory orcid logoORCID: 0000-0001-9253-0313 (2017) Do we speak the same language?: terminology strategies for (software) engineering environments based on the elcat model - innovative terminology e-learning for the automotive industry. In: 24th European Conference on Systems, Software and Services Process Improvement (EuroSPI 2017), 6-8 Sept 2017, Ostrava, Czech Republic. ISBN 978-3-319-64218-5

This paper addresses the need for correct and consistent use of concepts and terms in engineering environments. It provides guidance on how to formulate a corporate terminology policy as a pre-requisite for managing corporate language, designing and implementing a terminology process, and eventually writing definitions and creating new terms. The strategy presented in this paper follows the elcat model, an innovative e-learning initiative that focusses on content development of terminology management modules for the automotive industries. The authors suggest that the role of terminology management is to bring some order to support consistent and more precise language adoption for a period of time. Effective medium to long term terminology management is thereafter enabled through the introduction of a terminology change management procedure.
Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Event Type:Conference
Uncontrolled Keywords:Communication strategies; terminology policy; terminology processes; terminology management
Subjects:Computer Science > Information technology
Humanities > Language
Humanities > Translating and interpreting
Computer Science > Software engineering
DCU Faculties and Centres:Research Institutes and Centres > Lero: The Irish Software Engineering Research Centre
DCU Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Engineering and Computing > School of Computing
Published in: Systems, Software and Services Process Improvement. Communications in Computer and Information Science (CCIS) 748. Springer. ISBN 978-3-319-64218-5
Official URL:https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-64218-5_54
Copyright Information:© 2017 Springer. The original publication is available at www.springerlink.com
Use License:This item is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-Share Alike 3.0 License. View License
Funders:Science Foundation Ireland grant 13/RC/2094, German Federal Ministry of Education and Research by the Institute for Information Management (IIM) at the Technische Hochschule Köln
ID Code:22021
Deposited On:21 Sep 2017 12:58 by Rory O'connor . Last Modified 01 Mar 2023 13:45

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