In the era of information technology, the need to communicate data effetively and precisely has given a boost to research in terminology. This collection of 14 articles by experts from different backgrounds deals with linguistic problems and technical aspects of terminology; in addition, there are articles relating to terminology in specific subject fields - lexicography, physical sciences, chemistry, social sciences and medicine.By presenting various approaches and applications, the volume raises fundamental questions about the use of concepts and the ordering of knowledge. Moreover, important new insights into the principles and methods employed in terminology management are offered by the ways in which contributors have tackled problems of communication in their specific subject fields.
1. I. Introduction (by Sonneveld, Helmi B.); 2. II. Terminological Equivalence and Translation (by Arntz, Reiner); 3. III. Neology and Phraseology as Terminology-in-the-Making (by Pavel, Silvia); 4. IV. Terminology and Languages in Contact in Quebec (by Rousseau, Louis-Jean); 5. V. Choosing Headwords from Language-for-Special-Purposes (LSP) Collocations for Entry into Terminology Data Bank (Term Bank) (by Thomas, Patricia); 6. VI. Quality Indexing with Computer-Aided Lexicography (by Buchan, Ronald); 7. VII. Some terminological Problems of Translating Common Law Concepts from English to French (by Reed, David); 8. VIII. Design of a multifunctional Lexicon (by Knops, Eugenia); 9. IX. Terminology and Language Planning (by Maurais, Jacques); 10. X. Terminology Standardization in the Physical Sciences (by Strehlow, Richard A.); 11. XI. Terminological Principles and Methods in the Subjectfield of Chemistry (by Godly, Ted); 12. XII. Terminology versus Artificial Intelligence (by Wijnands, Paul); 13. XIII. Knowledge Archives (by Yokoi, Toshio); 14. XIV. Social Science Terminology: Basic Problems and proposed Solutions (by Riggs, Fred W.); 15. XV. The use of Terminological Principles and Methods in Medicine (by Hirs, Willem); 16. Index