Terminology and Resource Harmonisation

FSK501 Terminology and Resource Harmonisation

  • Topics


     This PhD level course will be part of the thematic training programme offered by the Marie Curie ITN project CLARA. The course will consist of lectures, discussions, hands-on training activities and thesis/project work. The PhD students will be invited to present their projects for discussion with the invited speakers and other course participants.


  • Learning outcome

    Learning outcome

    This research training course aims to address theoretical, methodological, technological and linguistic issues relevant for state-of-the-art terminology work, including multilingual perspectives, terminological variation, corpus-based term extraction and ontology-based domain recognition. There is a special focus on the consolidation and integration of existing terminological language resources. This is particularly relevant in light of coordinated efforts such as the EuroTermBank and CLARIN, but various other initiatives and projects will also be discussed.

    The focus will be on theoretical and technical aspects, and participants will be given advanced training in a variety of relevant topics. Theorietical aspects include a) the organization of knowledge and its representation in structured databases, b) classification of domains and sub-domains, c) methods for investigating domain classification across termbases. Technological aspects include a) knowledge of existing termbases and their formats, b) knowledge of existing terminological standards and metadata schemes; c) corpus-based term extraction technology; d) multilingual integration and interoperability.


  • Teaching


    One-week training at NHH.

  • Required prerequisites

    Required prerequisites


  • Assessment



  • Grading Scale

    Grading Scale

    Grading: Pass or Fail

  • Computer tools

    Computer tools

    NHH offers Eduroam connectivity, so that you can get on the Internet from your laptop or smartphone automatically. Please check that your home institution participates in Eduroam and consult your own IT-deparment on how to set up 802.1X on your laptop or smartphone before you come to the course.

    Alternatively, you can connect to the wireless network nhh-guest, enter your mobile phone number and get 12 hours of connectivity.


  • Semester


    Fall 2010.

  • Literature


    A compendium of articles


ECTS Credits
Teaching language

Course responsible

Marita Kristiansen and Gisle Andersen, Department of Professional and Intercultural Communication.