Nomenclature, Terminology, and Symbols Committee (USA)

The Nomenclature, Terminology, and Symbols Committee is one of the many committees that operate within the American Chemical Society in the United States.

Thirty-five chemists met at the College of Pharmacy of the City of New York on April 6, 1876, to found the American Chemical Society. Seven months later, the first president of the newly formed society, John William Draper, delivered his inaugural address at Chickering Hall in New York.

The Committee examines problems and monitors developments in nomenclature, terminology and symbols, coordinates the activities of divisional and other committees dealing with such matters within the Society, advises and consults with editors of Society publications in matters related to nomenclature, terminology and symbols, acts for the Council in the consideration and action on such documents and proposals presented to the Society, acts for the Council in providing liaison in matters of these issues with non-Society organizations, and makes recommendations to the Council in matters related to these issues.

The Committee strives to serve the Members of ACS in matters of Nomenclature, Terminology and Symbols by:

  1. Maintaining a Committee membership that is expert in various fields of nomenclature, terminology and symbols;
  2. Providing leadership in the field of nomenclature, terminology and symbols and cooperating with both national and international terminology committees through joint membership and other forms of participation by committee members;
  3. Presenting a Committee web page which can serve as a starting point for information on matters relating to nomenclature, terminology and symbols;
  4. Supporting ACS publications, including C&EN, and ACS membership by providing guidance in matters of nomenclature, terminology and symbols;
  5. Expanding membership on the Committee to include individuals active in pre-college education.

Extracted from ACS’s website: https://www.acs.org/content/acs/en/about/governance/committees/nomenclature.html

Where do I find job as a Terminologist?

So far, the only person that I know posts every day about openings for terminologists and translators is terminologist, Uwe Muegge, who is the Manager of Arthrex, Global Language Management. He posts every day in Twitter, so your best bet will be to follow him. If you know of any openings, let me know, and I can also share the information here.

Here is Uwe’s Twitter account: https://twitter.com/UweMuegge and Linkedin profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/uwemuegge/

Terminologist at Work – Get your decal!

Martina Russo, owner of Freelancer at Work, released this year a new decal for Terminologists. I just got mine and decided to put it in my office instead of my laptop and I’m getting great comments.

 

You can order your “Terminologist at Work” here: https://www.freelanceratwork.co/collections/terminologist-at-work

 

Of course, I had to take a picture to share with you! Huge thanks to Martina for this initiative!

Interview en español: El Café de la Tarde GT by Alejandra Durán

Thank you, Alejandra Durán, for giving me this opportunity to talk about Terminology en español. Here is the link to the recording. Para los hispanohablantes, sigan a Ale @aleduran23 y sus entrevistas con la etiqueta #ElCafédelaTardeGT.

Terminology on Social Media: An Interview with Licia Corbolante

This is the interview season! The Associated Interpreters of Barcelona recently interviewed terminologist Licia Corbolante, author of the blog Terminologia etc, which has ranked 2nd for two years in a row in bab.la’s contest. Licia shares some insights about her blogging and social media experience,

http://aibarcelona.blogspot.it/2017/06/terminology-on-social-media-interview_45.html

Congratulations, Licia!

IMOT goes to Translators on Air – Watch the video!

I was honored today to be interviewed live by Dmitry Kornyukhov and Elena Tereshchenkova for Translators on Air. I had a lot of fun and it was a great opportunity to talk about Terminology.

Check out the recordings here:

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V3b3NG1bHL0

Soundcloudhttps://soundcloud.com/translatorsonair/translatorsonair-terminology-and-blogging-feat-patriciambr

Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/dmitry.kornyukhov/posts/10213648152589021?pnref=story

Dmitry will publish a summary soon and I will add it to this post as soon as it sees the public light.

Don’t forget to share the Terminology love!

 

 

Free eBook: Terminology for Beginners

It’s finally here! I am happy to share my first eBook which presents a collection of posts from this blog and is especially dedicated to beginners who approach Terminology for the first time.

I have provided all the sources at the end of each post for reference and further reading. In some cases, I had to delete links to sources that no longer exist, so if you find something missing, please let me know. Links are in blue so you can click away to your heart’s content.

Huge thanks to each and everyone, whether you have been a subscriber from day one or a recent subscriber, for your support. I look forward to hearing from you and receiving comments at inmyownterms@yahoo.com or in Contact Me.

Click here to read online.

Or download here: TERMINOLOGY-eBOOK

Enjoy!

 

 

 

Free webinar: How to argue the value of managing terminology

Always happy to share this info when I receive it in my email. If you can’t attend make sure you register to receive the recording.

In this joint SDL – TermNet FREE webinar, TermNet Director Gabriele Sauberer will describe ways to help you tackle the topic with your customers.

You will learn:

* How to make your clients understand the value of terminology and a terminology professional.

* How to identify the relevant stakeholders for on-boarding meetings to promote terminology.

* How to strengthen your position as a language expert and terminology professional.

Register NOW

MySmarTerm 13: Folksonomy

No, it’s not a new trend in music. The term was coined by Thomas Vander Wal, an American information architect, who in 2004 came up with the term by merging “folk” and “taxonomy”. It is also known as collaborative tagging, social classification, social indexing, social tagging, community cataloguing, cataloguing by crowd, social classification and ethnoclassification.

Folksonomy refers to a tagging classification system done by the users themselves, as opposed to tagging done by the developers of online content (such as bloggers) who create their own tags to classify their information. The first platforms to use folksonomy were Del.i.cio.us and Flicker which allow users to add tags to the information. Such types of large folksonomys help , for example, to select preferred terms or extract a controlled vocabulary, as explained by Quintarelli.

J. Trant, from the University of Toronto, wrote a very interesting article entitled “Studying Social Tagging and Folksonomy: A Review and Framework” describing folksonomy as “an informal, organic assemblage of related terminology”. He goes further to say that “We can think of tagging as a process (with a focus on user choice of terminology); of folksonomy as the resulting collective vocabulary (with a focus on knowledge organization); and of social tagging as a socio-technical context within which tagging takes place (with a focus on social computing and networks). Read More

Last two days to vote for In My Own Terms

You only have two days to vote and help me get just one more vote from a friend or colleague!

http://en.bab.la/news/top-100-language-blogs-2017-voting

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Course on CAT Tools and Terminology Management

The School of Professional Studies of the University of New York is offering a course on CAT tools and Terminology Management starting this June 5 17 and ending August 11.

The course will cover, among others, internationalization issues, handling file formats and building concept-oriented terminology lists. The course will be online and self-paced, and will count as a core course toward the online Certificate in Translation for all language pairs (see list here). Cost: US$725. Please note that website registration is not available and you will need to call them directly at 1+(212) 998-7150. And I just called them and they told me that there are spots still available.

For a full course review that I made last year on this course, click here.

Happy studying!

PS: Like any other courses that I promote here, I don’t receive any type of compensation for promoting nor getting people to sign up. Remember that this blog is all about sharing everything I find worth publishing about terminology. Thank you.

The Stages of Terminology Work

The role of a terminologist is to gather the terms covered in a specialized field in one or more languages select a term or coin a new one, and compile them in a terminological collection that can be recorded in terminological databases for future use. The terminology work that s/he performs is based on terminology rules and procedures.

Terminology work can be ad-hoc or systematic. Ad-hoc terminology is prevalent in the translation profession, where a translation for a specific term (or group of terms) is required quickly to solve a particular translation problem. Systematic collection of terminology, which deals with all the terms in a specific subject field or domain of activity, often by creating a structured ontology of the terms within that domain and their interrelationships

T. Cabré mentions five stages of terminology work and makes a differentiation with the terminology work using corpus and computer tools, more specifically for stages one and three. Read More