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Full Title: Atelier/Workshop TIA2013 - Mouvements des termes et impact sur les ressources spécialisées

Location: Paris, France
Start Date: 30-Oct-2013 - 30-Oct-2013
Contact: Aurélie Picton
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Meeting Description: As a satellite event to the 10th International Conference on Terminology and Artificial Intelligence (TIA) that will take place at Université Paris 13 from October 28th to October 30th 2013 (, the following multidisciplinary workshop will be held:

Lexical Movement and Its Impact on Specialised Resources

Since the 1990s, research in terminology has clearly demonstrated that terms are subject to variation. It is now a known fact that the causes for terminological variation are numerous, as described by Judit Freixa in an article published in 2004.

In many cases, terminological variation is the result of different 'movements' of terms and concepts which are happening either in time (we then speak of diachronic variation) or space (diatopic variation) as can be observed through the regional variation between France, Switzerland and Quebec, for example. Similarly, although less described, terminological variation can also happen at the social level (diastratic variation). Other causes of lexical movements also need to be investigated from a terminological perspective, such as the links between subject fields and the migration of terms from general language to specialized languages, or vice-versa (the terminologization and determinologisation phenomena, as described and named by Ingrid Meyer).

Although these movements are documented and—at least partially—described, the point of view generally adopted to describe terms, which is subject-specific and synchronic, does not allow for an adequate description and understanding of those movements, which are not, consequently, adequately handled in the framework of terminology. The study of term variation from a theoretical point of view should lead to methodological approaches which would allow for the proper management of the different types of variation in electronic dictionaries, lexical databases and ontologies.

Based on these observations, the objective of this workshop is to fuel reflection on the nature of terminological variation, its impacts, and what would be required to support terminological variation for specialized communication and/or terminographical resources, through the various types of 'movements' such variation is built on. This workshop hopes to bring together researchers from disciplines such as terminology, corpus linguistics, lexicology, lexicography, computer science and cognitive science in order to gain different perspectives on the subject.
Linguistic Subfield: Cognitive Science; Computational Linguistics; Lexicography; Text/Corpus Linguistics
LL Issue: 24.3198

This is a session of the following meeting:
Terminology and Artificial Intelligence

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