Translator limitations affecting terminology management

(from Wright, Sue Ellen, and Wright, Leland D. 1997. "Descriptive terminology". The Handbook of Terminology management,,,S.E. Wright and G.Budin (eds).Amsterdam and Philadelphia:John Benjamins Publishing Company,148.)

Translator-terminologists experience several disadvantages

... The limitations imposed do not justify resigning oneself to doing translation without terminology management ...

Ad Hoc Terminology management

  1. identify terms occurring in isolated texts

  2. create starter term entries (screenshot )

  3. document available contexts (e.g. sample sentences (screenshot1, screenshot2))

  4. research greater context, within time restrictions (screenshot3, screenshot4 )

  5. If time and opportunity allow it, reconstruct the concept system based on available fragments

(Screenshots links added by Cycom.)

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