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Cercaterm query service

To resolve doubts about terminology, TERMCAT provides all users with access to Cercaterm, an online consultation service available from its website www.termcat.cat, free of charge. By entering Cercaterm, users can freely consult Catalan terminology in any specialist field and from any available language. If the information obtained is not satisfactory for resolving doubts, users can also send their queries to a terminology specialist at the Consultation Service, registering through the Personal Attention Service.

The Consultation Service attends free of charge to queries sent in by experts, professionals, companies and institutions in both the public and private sectors. The service also provides information about the terminology, methodology and linguistic criteria applied in terminology work and the standardisation of neologisms in Catalan.

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Documentation service

Through the Biblioteca en Línia, TERMCAT enables users to consult bibliographic references and descriptions of any terminology product that contains terms in Catalan (Terminology Library), specialist dictionaries and works in which the Centre has intervened (TERMCAT Library) and terminology projects currently under way (Projects in Course).

The TERMCAT Documentation Service assists institutions, businesses, professional associations, language consultants, translators and individuals that need more detailed information about terminology products in a particular specialist field. The Documentation Service also enables users to consult the documentary resources in the TERMCAT Library, which contains more than 10,000 volumes. Information about new additions to TERMCAT documentary resources (monographic studies, magazine articles) can be consulted through the new documentary acquisitions.

The Documentation Service also provides information about the annotation criteria that TERMCAT uses in the bibliographies it compiles.

To contact the Documentation Service or to consult works in our collections, send an email to: documentacio@termcat.cat or phone 93 452 61 76.

Those interested in acquiring materials produced by TERMCAT should click on this link to Government of Catalonia Bookshop.

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Terminology advisory services for specialist texts

On request, TERMCAT provides institutions, universities and research centres, bodies, businesses and individuals with methodological, terminological and documentary advisory services for drafting or translating specialist works, technical documentation and other specialist texts.

According to the specific characteristics of each project, advisory services may include: terminology review; research, resolution and, if appropriate, standardisation of neologisms; methodological support; coordinating teams of translators; qualitative assessment; and terminology and data-processing management.

You can ask for more information about this service through TERMCAT Contact box.

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Terminology advisory services for creating products

On request, TERMCAT provides bodies (universities, professional associations, public institutions, businesses, etc.) and individuals (professionals, researchers, etc.) with advisory services for creating terminology products (dictionaries, vocabularies, lexicons, glossaries, thesauri, etc.).

According to the specific characteristics of each project, advisory services may include: terminology review; research, resolution and, if appropriate, standardisation of neologisms; methodological support; coordinating teams of translators; qualitative assessment; and terminology and data-processing management.

To request these services, please contact: informacio@termcat.cat.

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Terminology advisory services for locating data-processing products

On request, TERMCAT provides bodies (associations, public institutions, businesses, etc.) with advisory services for locating data-processing products en Catalan.

According to the specific characteristics of each project, these advisory services may include: information about reference documentary resources in the field of technology; coordination of localisation teams; methodological and terminological support throughout the development process or translation of the software; standardisation of neologisms as appropriate; assessment of the linguistic and terminological quality of the final product; and terminology and data-processing management throughout the project.

You can ask for more information about this service through TERMCAT Contact box.

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Terminology assessment of products

On request, TERMCAT provides bodies (universities, professional associations, public institutions, businesses, etc.) and individuals (professionals, researchers, etc.) with terminology assessment of products they are developing or have already developed.

This assessment usually takes the form of a report detailing the characteristics of the product, any shortcomings detected and the measures required to resolve them.

You can ask for more information about this service through TERMCAT Contact box.

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Terminology downloads and cessions

TERMCAT offers, through the Terminologia Oberta web service, terminology repertoires in several formats and subject to Creative Commons licenses coming from its data bases.

On request, TERMCAT also grants to institutions, universities and research centres, businesses and publishers, professional associations and other bodies cessions of terminological data that enable them to respond to their organisations’ needs for knowledge and dissemination of terminology, whether through their corporate websites or as support for the construction of technological management platforms (search engines, websites, integration into editing tools, etc.). TERMCAT also makes such cessions, on request, to language professionals, doctorate students and experts requiring representative terminological corpus in their research work.

You can ask for more information about this service through TERMCAT Contact box.

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Data-processing tools for terminology work

TERMCAT currently provides two technological tools to assist terminology work: GesTerm and GdTweb.

GesTerm is a terminology management tool created using free, downloadable software and which can be improved collaboratively by modifying the source code.

GesTerm assists users in carrying out the main tasks involved in terminology work: creation of files and dictionaries containing terminology; maintenance of information linked to such files and dictionaries; advanced searches and generation of printable lists.

To download GesTerm, click here.

GdTweb is a tool designed for people who collaborate with TERMCAT from different physical locations (terminologists and experts), enabling them to work online by using a terminology management programme connected to the Centre’s terminology databases.

The functions that GdTweb performs are similar to those of GdT, the internal terminology management tool: it enables users to work with several TERMCAT terminology data files at the same time, modifying them, making searches according to a wide range of criteria and generating lists and statistical reports.

If interested, please contact: TERMCAT Contact box.

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Visits and training residences

Through cooperation agreements established with various research centres and universities, TERMCAT acts as a centre where students of terminology, lexicography, translation, documentation and data-processing can work as interns.

TERMCAT also organises information sessions and invites groups of students interested in terminology to the centre itself, where they can learn about the organisation’s main principals lines of action.

You can ask for more information about this service through TERMCAT Contact box.

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General commitments of the service

In providing services to users, TERMCAT undertakes:

· To respond to all requests for information or advice made by users through qualified professionals and according to the conditions established for the service.

· In accordance with current legislation, to guarantee the integrity, confidentiality and accessibility of information sent by users in the framework of professional relations established.

· To keep the public reference data and terminological data subject to cession permanently updated.

For any suggestion, comment or complaint, contact TERMCAT.

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