Terminological data banks: A model for the British Linguistic Data Bank (LDB)

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    Abstract

    A description of a model linguistic data bank (LDB) for a British market is given,
    based on the results of a continuing feasibility study. A LDB represents an economical and highly efficient way of organizing Britain's efforts in the field of
    terminology, both with respect to English and the many foreign languages through which contact is maintained with non-English speaking countries. The institutional and organizational structure is outlined. Emphasis is placed on services to be provided to various groups, and in particular to translators, and on the important role these groups play in assuring the continued viability and
    relevance of the LDB, not only as users, but as contributors and advisers. Data acquisition policy and financial aspects are considered. A multilingual, multidisciplinary British LDB will provide translators with a valuable service, whose applications are many, whose products are varied, to cater for a wide range of needs, whose terminology is continually revised and updated and whose modes of consultation are several.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)320-323
    JournalAslib Proceedings
    Volume33
    Issue number7/8
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 1981

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