Finding a good termbase source that's downloadable
Thread poster: blastradii

Local time: 03:14
Jun 9, 2011

I've browsed through KudoZ and there are lot's of sparse resources.
I'm currently doing research on certain types of translation software and need some termbase data that's easy to input into my own database.

Is there a good source with comprehensive and complete termbases for download and categorized by different domains and industries?(also in a consistent format (CSV or TBX))? So far, I've found a Microsoft site ( that had a good collection of terms in various languages available for download...too bad it is specific to Microsoft technology.

Otherwise...I might have to resort to writing a script to scrape data from the sparse network of glossaries online...

Thanks in advance for the tip!


Michael Beijer  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
Local time: 20:14
Member (2009)
Dutch to English
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@blastradii Jun 9, 2011

You could try my collection of Dutch-English glossaries at:
I try and convert everything I find into tab-delimited UTF-8 text files, and the glossaries are divided into subjects.

Good luck!


[Edited at 2011-06-09 22:05 GMT]


Local time: 03:14
@Michael Jun 10, 2011

Thanks for the resource!
I'm looking specifically for English to Chinese glossaries. But I'll see if there are any in the links you provided.


Gregory Flanders  Identity Verified
Local time: 21:14
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Online publicly accessible termbases Jun 10, 2011

This is perhaps not exactly what you're looking for, but you might have a look at the page listed below. It doesn't look like many of them are downloadable/exportable, but it might be a good start for looking.

Let us know what you find!


GERMAN PAEZ  Identity Verified
Local time: 14:14
English to Spanish
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Looking for TBs Nov 5, 2015

Dear all,

I just came across this thread while looking for downloadable termbases to use with my translation software.

Can anyone recommend reliable Spanish-English TB of juridical terms?

I appreciate your help and ideas!




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