How to Improve Quality in Terminology Resources
Michael Wetzel, Senior Product Manager at ESTeam, discusses quality improvement approaches at this workshop in Lille. For many years we are now collecting terminology resources and storing them in database systems. Now, the terminology world sees large repositories, often covering many languages. But, with the data growth we also often recognise that the quality fails to keep up. Termbase maintainers have difficulties to control the content, are faced with inconsistencies, redundancies and varying quality. Users hesitate to rely on them when writing or translating texts, the acceptance is lost.
Recent developments make it now possible to automatically measure, improve and guarantee an enduring high quality of such resources. Further, by introducing taxonomical methods users add structure and regain control over large collections of terms. Thus the resource remains always valuable and reliable.