About TermTrends

Trends in Terminology Generation and Modelling (TermTrends) is a tutorial co-located within the 23rd International Conference on Knowledge Engineering and Knowledge Management (26-29 September 2022 - Bozen-Bolzano, Italy).

In this tutorial, we study the different standardisation approaches, ranging from the initially proposed standards to represent terminology within ISO, to models that represent linguistic data in the Semantic Web, including emerging vocabularies still under development. We also want to give an overview of the main features of the terminology work; exploring its evolution and new methods to speed up the terminology generation process. To complement this, we will present different use cases in which both new methods to generate terminologies and new ways to represent terminological knowledge are applied in specific domains, such as Law or Life Sciences. Additionally, half of the tutorial is planned to be a hands-on session, testing several tools with different purposes, such as the extraction and enrichment of terminologies and their representation as per different vocabularies.


TermTrends tutorial will take place during the 26th of September within the EKAW 2022 conference.

The tutorial starts at 14:30 and the estimated end time is 18:00.

Part 1 - Introduction and Theory

  1. Introduction to Terminology
  2. Current and emerging standards to represent Terminological Resources
  3. Use cases:
    1. Terminology in the Legal Domain: Projects, Resources, Standards and Challenges
    2. Terminology in Life Sciences: Projects, Resources, Standards and Challenges

Part 2 - Hands-on session

  1. Exploration of Semantic Web vocabularies to model Terminological Data: Models, Limitations and Challenges
  2. Exploration and Querying of Terminological Resources in RDF
  3. Tool testing:
    1. Terminological Knowledge Acquisition
    2. Terminological Knowledge Management


Rute Costa: She is the Head of the Linguistics Centre of the Universidade NOVA de Lisboa and coordinator of the Lexicology, Lexicography and Terminology Group - LLT. She is a collaborator researcher at Digital Humanities Lab and a consultant at the infrastructure ROSSIO, the Portuguese representative at the" Digital Research Infrastructure for the Arts and Humanities". (DARIAH). She has been a member of ISO TC 37 “Language and Terminology" since 2000. She has been the chairwoman of the ISO/TC 37/SC 2 “Terminology workflow and language coding” since 2015. In April 2021, she created the Portuguese mirror committee and is currently the chairwoman of the IPQ/TC 221 “Terminologia, Língua e Linguagens”. Areas of expertise: terminology, lexicography, knowledge organisation and knowledge extraction.

Elena Montiel-Ponsoda: is an Associate Professor of Applied Linguistics at Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM), Spain, and member of the Ontology Engineering Group at the same University. Her main research interests are in the common ground between Terminology and Ontology Engineering. Her main research has focused on the development of models to enrich ontologies with multilingual terminological information and to expose terminologies and other language resources as linked data. She is currently working on the creation and enrichment of terminologies with data in the Linguistic Linked Open Data, and the use of linked terminologies in semantic-based information retrieval.

Sara Carvalho: is an Assistant Professor at the University of Aveiro (UA), Portugal, and a member of the Lexicology, Lexicography and Terminology team at the Linguistics Research Centre of the Universidade NOVA de Lisboa (NOVA CLUNL), as well as a collaborator at the Languages, Literatures and Cultures Research Centre of the UA. In addition, she is a member of the ISO/TC 37 and of the Portuguese mirror committee "CT 221 – Terminologia, Língua e Linguagens" at the Portuguese Institute for Quality. Her research interests include terminology, lexicography, and knowledge organisation (especially as regards the connection with ontologies), plus the modelling and sharing of terminological resources as linked data, particularly in the biomedical domain.

Patricia Martín-Chozas: works as a predoctoral researcher in Artificial Intelligence at the Ontology Engineering Group at Universidad Politécnica de Madrid since February 2018, where she started working with Linguistic Linked Data while she was studying the MSc in the same discipline. She holds a bachelor in Translation and Interpreting from Universidad Complutense de Madrid, specialised in audiovisual translation, software localisation and translation technologies. She is now in the last year of her PhD, specialised in the intersection of Terminology and Semantic Web.


For more information about the tutorial, please contact us by email: rute.costa@fcsh.unl.pt, emontiel@fi.upm.es, sara.carvalho@ua.pt, pmchozas@fi.upm.es