Multilingual Terminography

February 28, 2003

Venue: Erasmushogeschool Brussel, Brussels (Belgium)

Taking Dancette & Rhétoré's recently published terminological dictionary on retailing(*) as a vantage point, speakers and participants are invited to reflect on one or several of the following issues:

  • What is the impact of several types of information in electronic format (corpora, databases, internet) on methods and principles for terminography?
  • What is the impact of the dictionary user's profile on the terminographer's working method?
  • How can specialists in IT disciplines (database management, knowledge management, artificial intelligence) contribute to better tools for terminographers?
  • To what point and in what format should semantic relationships between terms and categories be made explicit?
  • How can the semasiological approach in meaning description reinforce the onomasiological approach and vice versa?
  • How can terminological databases be implemented in ontology development and how can ontologies support terminographers and (electronic) dictionary users?
  • Which problems in multilingual terminography are language-specific and which are not?

Keynote speaker:

  • Jeanne Dancette (Université de Montreal): Les relations lexico-sémantiques dans un dictionnaire spécialisé multilingue; de la version papier à la version électronique

Other speakers:

  • Gang Zhao (StarLab, Vrije Universiteit Brussel): Ontology in Terminology
  • Koen Kerremans & Jose Tummers (CVC, Erasmushogeschool Brussel): Compiling a quadrilingual terminological database. From Terminography to Termontography
  • Marc Van Campenhoudt (Termisti, Institut Supérieur de Traducteurs et d'Interprètes): Gérer l’équivalence en fonction d’une ontologie : un ou plusieurs réseaux?
  • Rita Temmerman (CVC, Erasmushogeschool Brussel): The Ontology Shift in Terminography
  • Thierry Selva, Serge Verlinde & Jean Binon (Grelep, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven): Modèles de dictionnaires multifonctionnels: le Dafa et le Dafles
  • Werner Ceusters (Language & Computing) & Barry Smith (Institute for Formal Ontology and Medical Information Science): Ontology for Multilingual Terminography

(*) Dancette, J. & C. Réthoré. 2000 Dictionnaire Analytique de la Distribution. Analytical Dictionary of Retailing. Les presses de l'université de Montréal.