In Czech: O vývoji překladů odborných termínů v oboru ICT a slovníkovém projektu SPOT

In Czech: O vývoji překladů odborných termínů v oboru ICT a slovníkovém projektu SPOT

On the Evolution of Technical ICT Terms and the SPOT On-Line Dictionary Project

Ordinary users and experts alike get the feeling that Czech translations of computer documentation (including books, help files, reference guides) are of inferior quality. Readers often prefer original documents in English, which discriminates those readers that either have no access to these materials, or lack the required linguistic knowledge.We want to draw your attention to the issue of ICT terminology as such, in addition to presenting SPOT – our new on-line dictionary of computer terminology. The platform used by SPOT is adaptable to any language and/or field. 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.

Keywords: terminology, term, dictionary, translation, sharing, wiki, English, on-line, community

Year: 2006

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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.