Coactivity: Philology, Educology / Santalka: Filologija, Edukologija, Vol 16, No 2 (2008)

Eurotermbank – Term Bank of the New Eu Members

Albina Auksoriūtė


A European Commission project EuroTermBank - Collection of Pan-European Terminology Resources through Cooperation of Terminology Institutions - has been working already for two years starting from January 2005. Project coordinator was Tilde (Latvia), the project partners were: Institute for Information Management at  Cologne University of Applied Sciences (Germany), Center for Language Technology at University of Copenhagen (Denmark), Institute of the Lithuanian Language (Lithuania), Terminology Commission of Latvian Academy of Science (Latvia), MorphoLogic (Hungary), University of Tartu (Estonia), Information Processing Center (Poland).
EuroTermBank project has been focused on harmonization and consolidation of terminology work in new EU member states, transferring experience from other European Union terminology networks and accumulating competencies and efforts of the new EU countries.
The result of the project is a centralized online term bank for languages of new EU member countries interlinked to other terminology banks and resources.
The term bank is accessible via internet and it contains over 600 000 terminological entries, in which there are more than 1, 5 million terms in 25 languages. It has a link with four external data bases:, OLSTEN, MoBiDic and Lietuvos Respublikos terminų bankas.
In EuroTermBank there are over 78 000 Lithuanian terms and their equivalents in other languages from 11 sources.
Terms in this term bank are arranged according to subject fields from Eurovoc – an official multilingual thesaurus of the European Union.
The address of EuroTermBank web page is

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Keyword(s): terminology resources; term bank

DOI: 10.3846/1822-430X.2008.16.2.12-19

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