TermITes & CATs: Stimulating food for more thoughts on terminology management


The seminar gave the participants the opportunity to find out more about the latest developments and the ongoing efforts in the field of terminology management.

According to the very positive feedback received from many participants, the speakers were simply outstanding.


Licia Corbolante put together the information in a meaningful and attractive way. She listed the benefits of terminology work for internal and external communication. In particular, she also emphasized the enduring importance of the human element in ensuring a top-notch quality of terminology management for the current and future automation purposes of terminological data.

There is no question that Jaap van der Meer‘s presentation was inspiring and thought-provoking. In his presentation, the director of the TAUS Data Association outlined the most stimulating trends, changes and innovations likely to occur in the translation and in the management of the linguistics industry in the next five years.

Andreas Eisele (European Commission) and Alexandros Poulis (European Parliament) provided significant examples of machine translation solutions being developed and applied across the two Institutions. The experts described the integration of terminology with the computer-assisted translation tools and other applications of machine translation technologies. Terminology management in modern CAT-Tools is a key element for translation quality.

Participants in the afternoon workshop discussed in smaller groups with the above speakers as well as with Felicity Hands and Maria Pia Montoro (European Parliament), sharing their opinions on the topics covered in the seminar. The additional topics were CAT4TRAD and improving Public IATE.

“Stimulating food for more thoughts on terminology management in the time of changing technologies”. Ingrid Alldritt, FAO, one of the participants.

“It’s been an excellent occasion to get to know other people working in the field who therefore share our interests and concerns.” Manuel Leal, DGA3 Terminology and Documentation, General Secretariat – EU Council.

“Thank you very much for the organisation of this seminar, it was excellent. I enjoyed the presentations which were very well chosen, they had all a topic in common and at the same time they had different approaches and were complementary. … I am looking forward to the next seminar.” Eva Radai-Kovacs, Terminology Coordinator, Directorate for Translation – Joint Services, Committee of the Regions and European Economic and Social Committee.

“In general, I found the presentations quite useful and interesting. I think it was a very good combination of topics, from the more practical and down-to-earth to the more strategic aspects.” Daniel Garcia, Terminologist – Language Technologist, Language Services Division, ECB, Frankfurt.

“From my point of view, everything has been perfect and I very enjoyed this very interesting event.” Marie-Pierre Mayar, Centre de Terminologie de Bruxelles.

Material from the Seminar TermITes & CATs