Published Online: 5 NOV 2012
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The Encyclopedia of Applied Linguistics
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Thomsen, H. E. 2012. Term Banks. The Encyclopedia of Applied Linguistics. .
- Published Online: 5 NOV 2012
According to the international standard ISO 1087–2:2000, a term bank is a “data bank containing terminological data,” i.e., “data related to concepts or their designations.” It contains terminology relevant to one or more subject fields, and can thus be compared to a dictionary of (some) language for special purposes. Term banks are maintained in the context of an institutionalized organization such as a government agency or a department of a major company.
- computational linguistics;
- language policy;
- language for specific purposes;