In translation-oriented terminography, documentation methods as laid down in ISO 690 and ISO 9115 are indispensable for proper management of
source language texts, translations and relevant citations
These rules ensure uniform recording and unambiguous identification of sources of terminological information and facilitate analysis of these sources from the translator's view point.
Such factors are especially important for retrieving the sources when the entries are recorded, used, updated and maintained.
In addition it is advisable to record the location of the source document (or the address of the expert consulted), the input date, update date and a note on the reliability of the source.
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