Creating a universal termbase
Thread poster: Kieran Sheehan

Kieran Sheehan  Identity Verified
Germany
Local time: 17:00
Member (2008)
German to English
Mar 27, 2013

I recently saw it recommended somewhere that one should create a universal termbase for all the terminology one has and use filters depending on the project at hand. Now, I don't think I'm so different from most translators in that I find this task somewhat daunting. I have all kinds of terminology in all kinds of forms scattered on various PCs, sometimes as actual Multiterm TBs, sometimes as Excel or Txt word lists. I would therefore appreciate any tips or suggestions (do's and don'ts) on consolidating all one's terminology in a single termbase, and especially on how to get started, which index and text fields are mandatory and which are not, etc.

 


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