On the Evolution of Computer Terminology and the SPOT On-Line Dictionary Project

On the Evolution of Computer Terminology and the SPOT On-Line Dictionary Project

We discuss the issue of ICT terminology and translations of specific technical terms. We also present SPOT – a new on-line dictionary of computer terminology. SPOT’s web platform is adaptable to any language and/or field. We hope that SPOT will become an open platform for discussing controversial computer terms (and their translations into Czech) among professionals. The resulting on-line computer dictionary is freely available to the general public, university teachers, students, editors and professional translators. The dictionary includes some novel features, such as presenting translated terms used in several different contexts – a feature highly appreciated namely by users lacking technical knowledge for deciding which of the dictionary terms being offered should be used.

Keywords: terminology, term, corpus, context, dictionary, language, lexicography, translation, sharing, wiki, English, on-line, information technology, community

Year: 2007

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Authors of this publication:


Jiří Hynek


Phone: +420 603492837
E-mail: jhynek@kiv.zcu.cz
WWW: http://www.kiv.zcu.cz/staff/osobni.php?id_osoby=147&lang=EN

Jiri, a co-founder of the Text-Mining Research Group, works as a lecturer at the Dept. of Computer Science and Engineering. His research interests include machine learning and language-related problems. Jiri’s teaching activity is focused on good writing style and technical writing in general.

Přemysl Brada


Phone: +420-377-63-2435
E-mail: brada@kiv.zcu.cz
WWW: http://www.kiv.zcu.cz/staff/osobni.php?id_osoby=1&lang=en

Přemek graduated from the University of West Bohemia in 1993, and after that studied Advanced Software Engineering MSc. course at the University of Sheffield, UK. In 2003 finished PhD studies at the Charles University, Prague, in the field of versioning for component-oriented systems.

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SPOT: English-Czech ICT Terminology On-line Review

Authors:  Jiří Hynek, Přemysl Brada
Desc.:We hope that SPOT will become an open platform used for discussing controversial computer terms among professionals. The resulting on-line computer dictionary is freely available to the general public, university teachers, students, editors and professional translators.