Renewable Terminology

AuthorKhurshid Ahmad, Steven Collingham
TitleRenewable Terminology
AbstractA term is coined, retrospectively defined, or made archaic usually through the medium of tcxt. Once a term is coined or retronym proposed, then that becomes the basis of other texts and the text can be used as a basis for the evidence of the existence of a term and the potential ways in which the term could be elaborated. There is thus a synergy between the terminology of a domain and the text of the domain. Recently published texts can be searched on the basis of existing terms; these texts may contain neologisms or retronyms. Once validated these neologisms can be used as a basis for more focused search of still newer texts. A method for terminology extraction and validation using text corpora available on the global communications network, is presented in this paper.
SessionPART 6 - Terminology and Dictionaries for Special Purposes
author = {Khurshid Ahmad, Steven Collingham},
title = {Renewable Terminology},
pages = {759-769},
booktitle = {Proceedings of the 7th EURALEX International Congress},
year = {1996},
month = {aug},
date = {13-18},
address = {Göteborg, Sweden},
editor = {Martin Gellerstam, Jerker Järborg, Sven-Göran Malmgren, Kerstin Norén, Lena Rogström, Catalina Röjder Papmehl},
publisher = {Novum Grafiska AB},
isbn = {91-87850-14-1},