By November 17, 2016,
Page 601-607
Author Pamela Faber, Miriam Buendía Castro
Title EcoLexicon
Abstract EcoLexicon ( is an environmental knowledge base which is based on the premises of Frame-based Terminology (FBT) (Faber 2009, 2011, 2012). EcoLexicon represents the conceptual structure of the specialized domain of the Environment in the form of a visual thesaurus in which environmental concepts are configured in semantic networks. The various terminological designations for a concept are offered in six languages: Spanish, English, German, French, Russian, and Greek. So far, EcoLexicon contains 3,527 concepts and 18,617 terms. It provides conceptual, linguistic, and administrative information for each entry, and we are now beginning to include phraseological information for terms as well (Buendía 2013; Buendía & Sánchez 2012, Sánchez & Buendía 2012). EcoLexicon is designed to meet the needs of different user types, such as a student of science wishing to acquire specialized knowledge about a certain concept, a translator seeking translation correspondences in a language, or a specialist interested in text production.
Session Lexicography for Specialised Languages, Technology and Terminography
Keywords knowledge base; specialized language; environment
author={Pamela Faber and Miriam Buendía Castro},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 16th EURALEX International Congress},
address={Bolzano, Italy},
editor={Abel, Andrea and Vettori, Chiara and Ralli, Natascia},
publisher={EURAC research},