BIK Terminology—

Solving the terminology puzzle, one posting at a time

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    Barbara Inge Karsch - Terminology Consulting and Training

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Presentations, Publications, and Lectures


  • Watch Your Language! The Business Impact of Managing Your Names and Terms, Acrolinx Day, LavaCon, Portland, 2014 (upon invitation)
  • Terminology Work: From Index Cards to Big Data, Transferring Translation History and Translation Studies through Translation Technology, Utrecht, The Netherlands, 2013 (upon invitation)
  • Term extraction: 1,000 term candidates—Now what?, ATA Conference, San Antonio, 2013
  • Terminological Precision—A Key Factor in Product Usability and Safety, HCI International, Orlando, 2011
  • Terminology Management—Making Heads or Tails of it, keynote, memoQfest, Budapest, Hungary, 2011 (upon invitation)
  • Terminology Management in the Life Sciences: A comparison of job profiles in the US and Europe, LocWorld, Seattle, 2010
  • Review of ISO 704, Terminology and Knowledge Engineering, Dublin, Ireland, 2010
  • Anforderung an Terminologen bei Microsoft, DTT Symposium, Heidelberg, Germany, 2010 (upon invitation)
  • Terminology Management – A Quick Overview, STC Puget Sound local chapter meeting, Bellevue, 2008
  • Ontology from a Practical Perspective, Philosophy’s Relevance in Information Science, Paderborn, Germany, 2008 (upon invitation)
  • Automated Workflow in Terminology Management Systems, TAMA Workshop: The Future of Terminology, Ottawa, Canada, 2008 (upon invitation)
  • TKE Workshop: Development of Enterprise-level Ontology and Lexical Resource Solutions, with Alma Kharrat, Robin Lombard and Masaki Itagaki, Copenhagen, Denmark, 2008
  • Terminology Management as Part of the Translation Process – How do Companies Find the Skills They Need?, keynote address, LISA-Lessius Forum, Antwerp, Belgium, 2007
  • Engaging Customers in Terminology Creation For Windows Vista, LREC, Genoa, Italy, 2007
  • TAMA Workshop on Terminology Management, with Mark Childress, TAMA, Cologne, Germany, 2004
  • Wissensmanagement und Lernorganisation am Fallbeispiel J.D. Edwards, DTT Symposium, Cologne, Germany, 2004 (upon invitation)
  • The Evolution of Version 2, TAMA Conference, Pretoria, South Africa, 2003
  • Integrierte Terminologieverwaltung – Die Einführung einer Terminologiedatenbank beim Sofwarehersteller J.D. Edwards, DTT Symposium, Cologne, Germany, 2002 (upon invitation)
  • Mentoring Translation Interns, with Barbara Verble, ATA Conference, Los Angeles, 2001
  • Terminology Management in a Multilingual Environment, with Fabrizio Siracusa, ATA Conference, Los Angeles, 2001
  • Terminology Management for Today’s Fast-Paced Environments, with Loy Searle, STC Conference, Portland, 2001
  • Terminology Management Driving Content Management, with Ben Martin, TAMA Conference, Antwerp, Belgium, 2001
  • Bucking the Outsourcing Trend, with Loy Searle, ATA Conference, St. Louis, 1999
  • How to Implement an Internship, ATA Conference, St. Louis, 1999 (upon invitation)

Publications, translations and interviews

  • Terminology Work and Crowdsourcing: Coming to Terms with the Crowd, in Handbook of Terminology, 2015
  • Term Extraction: 10,000 Term Candidates—Now What?, The ATA Chronicle, 2015
  • Interview, by Patricia Brenes, published on her blog In My Own Terms, 2014
  • Interview, by Annalisa Galeone, published on the blog of the Terminology Coordination Unit of the EU Parliament, 2014
  • On Good Terms with Terminologists, with Jost Zetzsche, The ATA Chronicle, 2013
  • Terminology Management and MT—Do it once …, Circuit, 2012
  • MT and Proper Nouns: How a German Model Became a Boat Operator, Revista Tradumàtica, 2012
  • Tekom Studie: A Brief Review, MultiLingual Computing, 2011
  • Profile of a Terminologist in Localization Environments, Journal of Internationalisation and Localisation, 2009
  • Microsoft: Kundenorientierte Terminologiearbeit in ostasiatischen Sprachen, translation from the English, eDITion, 2007
  • Aufbau einer Terminologieabteilung – Was braucht man außer dem Budget eigentlich sonst noch?, eDITion, 2007
  • Terminology workflow in the localization process, Perspectives on Localization, 2006
  • Mentoring in the Translation Industry, with Barbara Verble, The ATA Chronicle, 2001

Lectures and seminars

  • Best Practices for Terminology Management in Companies, with Kara Warburton, TKE, Madrid 2012
  • ECQA Certified Terminology Manager-Basic, online and in person, various, 2011/12
  • Terminology Management in Translation Environments, with Sue Ellen Wright, ATA, Boston 2011 and San Diego, 2012
  • Introduction to Terminology Management, Certificate in Localization, University of Washington, Seattle 2010
  • Terminology Management in the Real World, Wenzao Ursuline College of Languages, Kaohsiung, Taiwan, 2007
  • Terminology Management in the Real World, National Chung Hsing University, Taichung, Taiwan, 2007
  • Terminology Management at Microsoft, SAP, Walldorf, Germany, 2007
  • Terminology Management at Microsoft, Sprachen & Dolmetscher Institut München, Germany, 2007
  • Terminologiearbeit in der Praxis, commencement, Hochschule Magdeburg-Stendal, Germany, 2006
  • Terminology Management in the Localization Process, University of Washington, Seattle, 2004
  • Introduction to Terminology Management, Monterey Institute of International Studies, Monterey, 2002
  • Introducing Terminology Management at J.D. Edwards, SAP, Walldorf, Germany, 2001