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TaaS: Terminology as a Service - Online Survey on Terminology Research and Management Practices


TermNet would like to invite you to participate in an online survey about terminology research and management practices in relation to the project “TaaS: Terminology as a Service” which establishes a cloud-based platform for acquiring, cleaning up, sharing and reusing multilingual terminology for human and machines as users.

In order to meet exactly the requirements of you as the potential future beneficiaries of TaaS services, the TaaS consortium needs your input which will be used to define the specification of said services. Please dedicate 10 minutes to answer this online questionnaire until 31. July 2012 to support this initiative.

The survey is anonymous (you will be just offered to give your e-mail address to be used for sending feedback about the results of the survey).

Link to the survey:  https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/GPNRXGK


TaaS addresses the following crucial issues:

  • the need for instant access to the most up-to-date terms;
  • user participation in the acquisition and sharing of multilingual terminological data;
  • efficient solutions for terminology resources reuse.

The objective of TaaS is to align the speed of terminology resource acquisition with the speed at which content is created by mining new terms directly from the web by

  • simplifying the process for language workers to prepare, store and share task-specific multilingual term glossaries;
  • providing instant access to term equivalents and translation candidates for professional translators through CAT tools;
  • adapting statistical machine translation systems via dynamic integration with TaaS-provided terminology data.

TaaS will provide the following basic terminology services:

  • Automatic extraction of monolingual term candidates from users’ documents
  • Automatic recognition of translation equivalents in existing terminology resources
  • Automatic acquisition of translation equivalents from web data
  • Facilities for cleaning up of acquired terminology
  • Facilities for terminology sharing and (re)using in users’ applications

TaaS is a project of TermNet member, the Cologne University of Applied Sciences under the direction of Prof. Dr. Klaus-Dirk Schmitz.

The project is granted financial support from the European Commission under the Seventh Framework Programme (Grant Agreement no 296312).

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