• Know models to explain the basic concepts and the relations between object, concept and term
  • Understand phenomena such as synonymy, ambiguity, equivalence
  • Know different types of definitions
  • Know different types of concept relations and concept systems
  • Understand the mechanisms for term formation
  • Know the criteria for evaluating terms (e.g. for selecting the preferred term in prescriptive terminology work)
  • Write good definitions

See also Content Development

  • Know how terminology work and management are organised in a company
  • Organise processes for terminology work
  • Set up terminology workflow processes
  • Know about terminology guidelines and terminology circles
  • Know approaches for quality assurance for terminology
  • Know the copyright issues in terminology work
  • Know the copyright and usage rights issues for terminological data

see also legal requirements and standards

  • Know appropriate terms used in a field (e.g. the field of computer science as opposed to the field of mechanical engineering)
  • Understand the importance of terminology work to prevent domain loss in native languages
  • Understand the importance of terminology retrieval
  • Know types of terminology resources and how to use them for terminology work
  • Use the internet for terminology search
  • Know about stakeholders and target groups for terminology management
  • Understand classic terminology problems in companies and the reasons for it
  • Understand terminology problems in technical documents and translations
  • Understand terminology planning as part of the corporate language
  • Know about economics of terminology management, return on investment (ROI)
  • Calculate cost and benefit of terminology work

see also coporate management principles

  • Understand the basic principles of computer-based terminology management
  • Know about data categories and modelling of entries  (e.g. concept orientation and term autonomy)
  • Design a multilingual terminology datebase
  • Implement user profiles and access rights
  • Import and export data; know standards for terminology interchange
  • Know the market for terminology management systems
  • Use tools for terminology extraction
  • Use tools for terminology control