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Subtítulo:International Journal of Theoretical and Applied Issues in Specialized Communication
Año de publicación:2019
Lugar de edición:Amsterdam / Philadelphia
Editorial:John Benjamins
DescripciónSpecial issue of Terminology on Terminology and e-dictionaries
Guest editors: Amparo Alcina, Universitat Jaume I (Spain), Rute Costa, Universidade Nova de Lisboa (Portugal), Christophe Roche, Université Savoie Mont-Blanc (France)


In a globalised society, Terminology dictionaries, including all kinds of resources (knowledge and terminology databases, ontologies, wordnets, “traditional” dictionaries, etc.), should respond not only to human needs, but also to machine needs. The changes regarding information and language processing demanded by the evolution of society have a series of consequences in: (i) the design of terminological resources; (ii) the way data and knowledge are represented; (iii) the way data are interrelated both within the resource and between resources; (iv) the way users access data; and (v) users’ expectations.

In recent years, the creation of a number of electronic terminological resources has involved theoretical, methodological and technical advances, which have provided solutions to different issues related to content, search techniques and resource maintenance. At present, a large number of terminological resources are available in different formats and in different languages. However, difficulties in accessing and searching in a given environment or in their integration with other tools often hampers their availability.

In this special issue, authors are invited to describe their experiences related to the creation and use of electronic terminological dictionaries and, in particular, to reflect on the ways in which such terminological data and resources can be connected, integrated or made interoperable, so that the user (whether human or machine) can access and share them more effectively. We believe that now, after a number of years working on these topics, it is time to rethink this new reality.

Topics of the issue

Contributions from authors are expected to report on their experiences of dealing with one or more of the following issues:
- Integration of terminological resources in different devices or applications, or their connection with other systems (such as machine translation).
- Methods of creation and design of electronic dictionaries, their maintenance and updating: computational and/or linguistic aspects.
- Comparison between lexicographic and terminological dictionaries. Processing of terms in general electronic dictionaries.
- Similarities and differences between electronic dictionaries, lexical resources, conceptual networks, ontologies.
- Use of electronic dictionaries, search and query forms, user profiles.
- Description of dictionary entries (denomination, grammatical category, definition, equivalences, images) and the forms of connection between them (links, cross references).
- Representation and computational processing of terminological data, syntagmatic and paradigmatic relations, semantic relations between terms (hierarchies of concepts, networks, etc.) in electronic dictionaries.


Papers should be written using Word and have a length of between 20 and 30 pages (max. 9,000 words). More information on formatting requirements can be found on the John Benjamins website ( English is preferred (80% of the contents), but submissions in French, Spanish or German will be considered. Each issue of Terminology contains up to six or seven articles.

Please send submissions to Amparo Alcina ( or Rute Costa (

Scientific Committee

Guadalupe Aguado, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain
Bassey E. Antia, University of the Western Cape, South Africa
Gladis Barcellos, Universidade Federal de São Carlos, Brazil
Caroline Barrière, Computer Research Institute of Montréal, Canada
Nicoletta Calzolari, CNR-ILC, Italy
Patrick Drouin, University of Montreal, Canada
Pamela Faber, Universidad de Granada, Spain
Purificación Fernández Nistal, Universidad de Valladolid, Spain
Thierry Fontenelle, Translation Centre for the Bodies of the European Union, Luxembourg
Rufus Gouws, University of Stellenbosch, South Africa
John Humbley, Université Paris Diderot, France
Ilan Kernerman, Kdictionaries, Israel
Patrick Leroyer, Aarhus University, Denmark
Teresa Lino, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal
Pam Peters, Macquarie University, Australia
Jean Pruvost, Université de Cergy-Pontoise, France
Mercedes Suárez de la Torre, Universidad Autónoma de Manizales, Colombia
Carles Tebé, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile
Kara Warburton, Termologic, Hong Kong and Canada

Important dates

Deadline for submissions of full papers: August 30, 2018
Acceptance/Rejection notice: December 15, 2018
Final papers due: February 15, 2019
The special issue is scheduled to appear in 2019

More information:
Área temática:Lexicografía, Lexicología, Lingüística computacional, Terminología
Plazo de envío de propuestas: hasta el 30 de agosto de 2018
Notificación de contribuciones aceptadas:15 de diciembre de 2018
Remitente:Amparo Alcina
Institución: Universitat Jaume I
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Fecha de publicación en Infoling:4 de abril de 2018

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