International Workshop on Terminology design:    quality criteria and evaluation methods (TermEval)

28th may 2006, in conjunction with LREC’2006

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NEW Deadline for abstract submissions: February 22nd 2006
Submission by e-mail to:

adeline.nazarenko at


Terminology is undeniably at the heart of many human and electronic activities but the methodology and practice of terminology design have evolved considerably over the last two decades. The attention and importance given to texts and corpora, which relate directly to the exponential increase of texts freely circulating on the Internet, have promoted a corpus-based terminological approach so that terminology design is now often considered as a computer-assisted task. On the other hand, the development of e-commerce and e-business has contributed to an increase in the demand for  terminological products and highlights the importance of multilinguism, since products and services must be offered in target market languages

This new state of affairs provokes the need for an evaluation of the different resources and tools originating from terminology and research in terminology processing. What can be considered as a good terminology? On which criteria do terminologists assess  the quality of their work in practical applications? How should terminological tools such as terminology extractors be evaluated? How are the resulting terminologies received  in their contexts of usage? Although some such work has been pioneered in different settings, there is not yet an international forum where practitioners, researchers from  academia and the industrial sector producing terminology tools and products, can meet in order to discuss best practices, evaluation procedures and to set up benchmarks. It is important to address these questions in the perspective of the development of multilingualism. This is the aim of the current workshop organised within the LREC 2006.

Research issues

Issues which the workshop wishes to address concern the quality of results produced by terminological tools (thesaurus, lexicon, term base, ontology, index, glossary, dictionary, taxonomy, classification) and their relevance vis-à-vis the target tasks or applications, whether the products are used by humans or by machines. Also, the quality of software programs for producing terminology products or for assisting their production needs to be evaluated. Special attention will be given to the multilingual aspect of terminological design.

Topics of interest

Authors are invited to submit articles which discuss and analyse matters of quality criteria and evaluation methods in designing terminologies. Concrete experimental feedback will be sought. Various terminological tasks can be considered:

Language planning
Market-driven language and economy
Ontology building
Terminology policies
Tools for terminology management
Translingual terminological support

In each case, terminology design can be considered either as a manual or as a computer-assisted task.

Program committee (* to be confirmed)

Antia Bassey (University of Maiduguri, Nigeria)
Olivier Bodenreider (National Library of Medicine, USA)
Gerard Budin (Universität Wien, Austria)
Teresa Cabré (IULA, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Spain)
Georgeta Ciobanu (Univ. Politechnica, Roumania)
Anne Condamines (ERSS, Univ. Toulouse, France)
Rute Costa (Universidade Nova de Lisboa & AET, Portugal)
Claude De Loupy (LangNat, France)
Valérie DeLavigne (DYALANG, Univ. Rouen France)
Patrick Drouin (Université de Montréal, Québec)
*Natividad Gallardo (Universidad de Granada, Spain)
Fidelia Ibekwe-SanJuan (URSIDOC, Université de Lyon 3, France)
Kyo Kageura (Graduate School of Education, University of Tokyo, Japan)
Susanne Lervad (Danterm, Denmark)
Marie-Claude L'Homme (OLST, Montréal, Québec)
Teresa Lino (Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal)
Marie-Pierre Mayar (Centre de Terminologie de Bruxelles, Belgium)
Adeline Nazarenko (LIPN, Université de Paris 13, France)
Fidelma Ni Ghallchobhair (NSAI, Irland)
Henrik Nilsson (Terminologicentrum TNC, Swedish Centre for Terminology, Sweden)
Anita Nuoppenen (University of Vaasa, Finland)
Maria Pozzi (El Colegio de México)
*Martin Rajman (EPFL, Lausanne, Swizterland)
Silva Raquel (Centro de Linguística da Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal)
Arvi Tavast (Tallinn University, Estonia)
*Sue Ellen Wright (ANSI, USA)


Participants are invited to submit an article related to one or more topics of interest (between 3 to 6 pages). Papers may describe research results as well as work in progress and experimental feedback. Submission papers for oral and poster presentations should follow the same stylesheet as the ones for regular LREC papers. Final papers should be no longer than 6 pages. Each paper accepted will be afforded a slot for presentation at the workshop.


Each submission should show: title; author(s); affiliation(s); author’s e-mail address; postal address; telephone and fax number(s). Submissions must be sent electronically in PDF format to Rute Costa (m.rutecosta at and Adeline Nazarenko (adeline.nazarenko at

Important dates

new Deadline for abstracts

22 February 2006

Notification of acceptance

17 March 2006

Final papers

4 April 2006


28 May 2006


Magazzini del Cotone Conference Center, Genoa, Italy.

Co-located with  LREC’2006

Organising Committee

Rute Costa

Centro de Linguística da Universidade Nova de Lisboa



Fidelia Ibekwe-SanJuan

Unité de Recherche en Science de l’Information et du DOCument



Susanne Lervad

Danish Center for Terminology



Marie-Claude L’Homme

Observatoire de linguistique Sens-Texte



Adeline Nazarenko

Laboratoire d’Informatique de ¨Paris-Nord



Henrik Nilsson





Questions about the workshop can be addressed to:: adeline.nazarenko at

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