Setting up a termbase is an investment of time, but the result is a huge payoff down the road. You’ll ensure consistent terminology throughout your translation, avoid researching concepts over and over again, and efficiently track specific instructions from your clients.
If you decide to take on this project, you’ll want to know everything you can about terminology management systems (TMS) before you start. This webinar is a good first step.
Termbase guru Barbara Karsh begins with how to prepare to set up a TMS in a generic translation environment. Next she takes a close look at TMS structure, the core element of a good system. Finally, she examines the catalog of data categories (DCs) and ties up the most commonly used under the TMS structure.
What Will You Learn?
- How to plan for setting up a termbase
- Understanding of terminology management system structure
- Names of major free resources for standardized fields
- How to analyze the needs for your environment
- Decisions you’ll need to make in setting up your termbase
About the Presenter
Barbara Inge Karsch is the owner of BIK Terminology, a terminology consultancy and training company.
Since 2010, she has provided terminology training, terminology development, and implementations of terminology management systems for Microsoft, Intel, Facebook, the Council of the EU, and others. As a consultant, she draws on her extensive experience working in house terminologist (English and German) for Microsoft and J.D. Edwards.
Barbara earned both a Bachelor’s and a Master’s degree in translation and interpretation. She has also done PhD-level research in terminology management. She is an adjunct instructor at New York University and has taught at KU Leuven at Antwerp, Belgium, Middlebury Institute at Monterey, and the University of Washington.
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