Computerised Terminology

Dublin City University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Computerised Terminology

  • Host University

    Dublin City University

  • Location

    Dublin, Ireland

  • Area of Study

    Management of Technology

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • ECTS Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    This module introduces students to the theory and practice of terminology, and gives students hands-on experience of contemporary tools used in terminography, including terminology management systems, term extraction tools, and corpus processing tools.

    Learning Outcomes
    1. Construct a small concept system to represent the structure of a selected area of specialised knowledge.
    2. Write professional-standard definitions for specialised concepts.
    3. Evaluate terminographic and lexicographic sources.
    4. Use conceptual tools to identify instances of synomymy, antonymy, hyponymy, etc, in a single language, and instances of equivalence across languages.
    5. Extract useful conceptual and linguistic knowledge from specialised corpora.
    6. Apply appropriate computerised tools in terminographic projects.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.

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