Swansea, march 2004

Once upon a time, there was a conference in Swansea (Wales), with the same title as this blog. Organized by Pius ten Hacken (Swansea) and Willy Martin (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam), this two-day conference opened up new perspectives for the interdisciplinary science of Terminology.

Swansea

According to a description of the workshop (to be found on the Swansea University website):

“The topic of terminology has been approached traditionally from the perspective of standardization. More recently, corpus-based approaches have gained prominence. A question which is relevant to both approaches concerns the relationship of terminology to a theory of the lexicon.

In this conference, these perspectives were considered not only theoretically, but also from a practical angle. The study and management of terminology is an essential component of commercial, technical, and scientific translation. Computational tools provide an almost indispensible help to any translator, whether working in an institutional translation service, an independent translation company, or as a free-lance translator.”

A couple of weeks ago sitting in my favourite armchair, sipping a nice cup of coffee, I decided that the spirit and innovation of this conference had to be continued. So here it is a new blog dedicated to

Terminology, Computing and Translation.

Enjoy your reading and don’t hesitate to react.

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