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Terminology Standardization in Education and the Construction of Resources: The Welsh Experience

by Tegau Andrews *,† and Gruffudd Prys
Language Technologies Unit, Canolfan Bedwyr, Bangor University, Bangor, Gwynedd LL57 2DG, UK
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These authors contributed equally to this work.
Academic Editors: Ana-María Fernández-Pampillón and Antonio Pareja-Lora
Educ. Sci. 2016, 6(1), 2;
Received: 24 November 2015 / Revised: 14 January 2016 / Accepted: 20 January 2016 / Published: 25 January 2016
(This article belongs to the Special Issue e-Vocabularies and e-Learning)
This paper describes developments in Welsh-language terminology within the education system in Wales. Following an outline of historical terminology work, it concentrates on the consolidation of terminology standardization at the Language Technologies Unit, Bangor University, with particular reference to two projects, one concerned with terminology for school-age and further education, the second concerned with higher education. The developments described include the adoption of international standards in terminology standardization and their incorporation in an online terminology standardization environment and dissemination platform that enable access to the centralized terminological dictionaries via a number of sophisticated websites, portals and mobile apps featuring rich dictionary entries. Some of the issues in managing large term collections are explored, and usage statistics are presented for the resources described. View Full-Text
Keywords: terminology; standardization; education; Welsh; terminological dictionaries terminology; standardization; education; Welsh; terminological dictionaries
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Andrews, T.; Prys, G. Terminology Standardization in Education and the Construction of Resources: The Welsh Experience. Educ. Sci. 2016, 6, 2.

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