New Resources Portal, University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria

I was recently contacted by FH-Prof. Mag. Dr. Georg Löckinger of the University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria who shared with me an online information portal developed by the university’s bachelor’s degree programme “Product Design and Technical Communication”. Most resources are in German, but you will find useful resources in other languages, too.

Here is some background shared by Professor Löckinger about this project and the link to the portal:

“In 2015, a group of students at the University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria (bachelor’s degree programme Product Design and Technical Communication) carried out research on technical writers’ use of tools and their information research activities. The study showed that while there are quite some free language resources (such as terminological databases) and language technology tools (such as for text analysis), no directory of these is available. In a follow-up R&D project, students and teachers have thus developed an information portal on language resources and language technology tools, which has been published here. The portal is designed to support technical writers, translators, interpreters as well as documentation and terminology experts in their daily work. While the information portal itself is available in German only, many of the resources and tools listed cover other languages, too.”

By the way, you should also check Dr. Löckinger’s list of terminology-related publications by clicking here. They include titles such as “Reimagining Terminology Management in an Encyclopaedic Context”, Intensional Definitions”, and “Selected Topics in Terminology Work: Best Practices and Beyond”, among others.

Thank you, Professor Löckinger for sharing this valuable information with us. It is always interesting and encouraging to find this type of platforms, even if I don’t speak German, asI think it gives us a good overview on tools available in other languages.

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