Terminology


Terminology Management 

Employing context-sensitive terms is of central importance in translation projects. It is a natural part of translating process and that's why terminology management is de facto included in our service package. Our project managers are committed to identify, book and assign the specialized language consultants who will be competent in terminology management.  

 

According to our customer surveys, terminology remains one of main concerns shared by the expert readers. Evidently, industry-standard terminologies must be employed in a consistent manner so that target texts could be readable without difficulty by the people who specialize in the field. 

What is gained by investing in terminology?

Terminology management encompasses the strategic aspects of terms, and referring to the planning, execution and development involved in the compilation of a terminology and its management.  So, it improves quality and brings savings. Term selections affect both the readability of a text and the ease of finding information within a text. A poor term or an incorrect one makes a text harder to comprehend and might negatively affect the image the reader has of the product or service. Mostly in more complex and larger projects, additional procedures need to be taken into account.

The other aspect related to quality which has an even more significant effect on the readability and clarity of a text is consistency. 
 

That's why investing in terminology management leads to savings in both text production and translation costs. Higher efficiency is possible since the time spent for terminology-related tasks can be used for other works. Otherwise, the same terminological problem might be treated several times by different writers and translators. 

Terminology management can be simple or complex depending on the parameters such as the wordcount, number of target languages, number of translators, CAT tool and turnaround times. 

 

The calculated savings are approximately 20%

The savings achieved naturally depend on the situation that pre-existed and the type of terminology work conducted. To maximize the savings, the terminology should be used widely within the company.