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Datendschlungel

English translation: data jungle

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German term or phrase:Datendschungel
English translation:data jungle
Entered by: Ulrike Lieder
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02:29 Feb 27, 2001
German to English translations [Non-PRO]
Bus/Financial
German term or phrase: Datendschlungel
An article is talking about the volume of information on the internet - most of which is irrelevant to requireemtns - 'Interent-Recherche gleicht manchmal einer Schatzsuche im Datendchlungel.'
data jungle
Explanation:
I disagree - I would not use the "needle in a haystack" metaphor here - it changes the underlying meaning. There are plenty of precedents for the use of the term "data jungle" - see below:

You feel ready to abandon the whole thing? Welcome to the Data Jungle. ...
www.dissertationdoctor.com/journey/jungle.html

Surviving the Data Jungle. For many companies with oil analysis
programs, the routine arrival of paper reports from the laboratory creates a ...
www.noria.com/poa/Nov99/editors1.html

Searchengines & Directories - roadmap for the data jungle Search engines. ...
www.tiscover.com/1Root/tis/files/link/index...2.html

DirX Meta Directory brings order to the data jungle. It automatically collects the data it needs from your existing directories and compiles one single entry ...
www.siemenscomms.co.uk/products/applications/meta_directori...

Cut through the data jungle with Decision Platforms! ...
www.decisionplatforms.com/page7.html

HTH
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Ulrike Lieder
Local time: 23:16
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nadata jungleUlrike Lieder
naCyberjungleUschi (Ursula) Walke
naSee below
Steve Martin


  

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18 mins
See below


Explanation:
"Finding the relevant information on the Internet can be like looking for a needle in a haystack".

I wouldn't attempt to translate the word "Datendschungel". Using the well-known "needle in a haystack" metaphor conveys what the author is trying to say - that find the information you want can be extremely difficult becuase of the sheer mass of information.

HTH,

Steve



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Steve Martin
Germany
Local time: 08:16
Native speaker of: English
PRO pts in pair: 159

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2 hrs
Cyberjungle


Explanation:
treasure hunt in the Cyberjungle ...
Why not


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Uschi (Ursula) Walke
Local time: 17:16
Native speaker of: Native in GermanGerman
PRO pts in pair: 492
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5 hrs
data jungle


Explanation:
I disagree - I would not use the "needle in a haystack" metaphor here - it changes the underlying meaning. There are plenty of precedents for the use of the term "data jungle" - see below:

You feel ready to abandon the whole thing? Welcome to the Data Jungle. ...
www.dissertationdoctor.com/journey/jungle.html

Surviving the Data Jungle. For many companies with oil analysis
programs, the routine arrival of paper reports from the laboratory creates a ...
www.noria.com/poa/Nov99/editors1.html

Searchengines & Directories - roadmap for the data jungle Search engines. ...
www.tiscover.com/1Root/tis/files/link/index...2.html

DirX Meta Directory brings order to the data jungle. It automatically collects the data it needs from your existing directories and compiles one single entry ...
www.siemenscomms.co.uk/products/applications/meta_directori...

Cut through the data jungle with Decision Platforms! ...
www.decisionplatforms.com/page7.html

HTH


Ulrike Lieder
Local time: 23:16
Native speaker of: German
PRO pts in pair: 3525
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