About TermTrends

TermTrends 2023 – Terminology in the Era of Linguistic Data Science – will be co-located with LDK 2023 at the University of Vienna, Austria, on September 13, 2023

This half-day workshop, initiated within the COST Action NexusLinguarum – European network for Web-centred Linguistic Data Science (CA 18209), aims to provide a discussion forum regarding the theoretical and methodological approaches that have characterised Terminology in recent years, especially its central role in the organisation and sharing of specialised knowledge, both at a conceptual and linguistic level. In particular, we would like to focus on its connection to the Linguistic Linked (Open) Data (LLOD) paradigm and to Semantic Web formats and technologies through the use of ontologies, thereby promoting the creation of interoperable terminological resources.

In addition, the workshop intends to explore the advantages and challenges underlying various Terminology-related standardisation approaches, ranging from the initially proposed standards to represent terminology within the International Standardisation Organisation (ISO), to models that represent linguistic data in the Semantic Web, including emerging vocabularies still under development. Moreover, Terminology is currently benefiting from neural network approaches and architectures, and new methods are being proposed to enhance both term extraction and terminology enrichment tasks. We also aim to address novel ways to represent terminological knowledge, especially in multiple domains and applications, such as Digital Humanities, e-lexicography, or Life Sciences.

Call for Papers

This cross-domain workshop strongly encourages, therefore, contributions focusing on the interrelation between Terminology and Linked Data. The main topics include, but are not limited to:

  1. Definitions in Terminology
  2. Terminology and Information Retrieval
  3. Terminology and Information Science
  4. Terminology and Knowledge Organisation
  5. Terminology and Lexicography
  6. Lexical and conceptual relations
  7. Terminological Resource modelling and conversion to Linked Data
  8. Terminology and Linguistic Linked (Open) Data
  9. Terminology and Natural Language Processing and AI
  10. Terminology and Ontologies
  11. Terminology and the Semantic Web
  12. Terminology Models and Standards
  13. Term formation, neoterms
  14. Terminology extraction (terms, relations, definitions)
  15. Terminology validation
  16. Text mining
  17. Application of Terminological Resources in Language Model-driven Tasks


Please submit your paper here.

Accepted proposals will be invited to submit a full (short or long) paper to be included in the LDK 2023 Proceedings. Templates and author instructions are available here .

Important Dates

  1. EXTENDED: 26 May 2023 19 May 2023 - Deadline for paper submission
  2. EXTENDED: 19 June 2023 16 June 2023 - Deadline for notification for paper submission
  3. EXTENDED: 7 July 2023 (HARD DEADLINE) 30 June 2023 - Deadline for camera-ready paper submission
  4. 13 September 2023 - TermTrends Workshop


09:00-09:15 Opening TermTrends Organisers
09:15-10:00 Keynote Variation, multidimensionality and equivalence: challenges for multilingual specialized knowledge representation.
Pilar León Araúz - University of Granada
10:00-10:30 Paper 1 Football terminology: compilation and transformation into OntoLex-Lemon resource
Jelena Lazarević, Ranka Stanković, Mihailo Škorić, Biljana Rujević
10:30-11:00 Paper 2 The Importance of Being Interoperable: Theoretical and Practical Implications in Converting TBX to OntoLex-Lemon
Andrea Bellandi, Giorgio Maria Di Nunzio, Silvia Piccini, Federica Vezzani
11:00-11:30 Coffee break
11:30-12:00 Paper 3 Formalizing Translation Equivalence and Lexico-Semantic Relations Among Terms in a Bilingual Terminological Resource
Giulia Speranza, Maria Pia Di Buono, Johanna Monti
12:00-12:30 Paper 4 Domain-Specific Keyword Extraction using BERT
Jill Sammet, Ralf Krestel
12:30-13:00 Paper 5 Extracting the agent-patient relation from corpus by means of word sketches
Antonio San Martín, Catherine Trekker, Juan Carlos Díaz-Bautista
13:00-13:15 Closing TermTrends Organisers


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 posdoctoral 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 and a PhD in Artificial Intelligence, specially the intersection of Terminology and Semantic Web.

PC Members

  1. Ana Ostroski Anic – Institute for Croatian Language and Linguistics, Croatia
  2. Anas Fahad Khan – Istituto di Linguistica Computazionale, Italy
  3. Bruno Almeida – NOVA FCSH / NOVA CLUNL, Portugal
  4. Cornelia Wermuth - KU Leuven Campus Antwerpen, Belgium
  5. Elena Montiel-Ponsoda – Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain
  6. Federica Vezzani – Università di Padova, Italy
  7. Francesca Frontini - Istituto di Linguistica Computazionale, Italy
  8. Giorgio Di Nunzio – Università di Padova, Italy
  9. Laurent Romary – INRIA, France
  10. Marie-Claude L'Homme - University of Montreal
  11. Patricia Martín-Chozas – Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain
  12. Penny Labropoulou – Institute of Language and Speech, Greece
  13. Silvia Piccini – Istituto di Linguistica Computazionale, Italy
  14. Špela Vintar - University of Ljubljana, Slovenia


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

Previous Editions - TermTrends Tutorial 2022

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

In this tutorial, we studied 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 gave 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 presented 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 was 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. The tutorial was structured as follows:

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 Tesources in RDF
  3. Tool testing:
    1. Terminological Knowledge Acquisition
    2. Terminological Knowledge Management

The tutorial was organised by:

  1. Rute Costa – NOVA FCSH / NOVA CLUNL, Portugal
  2. Elena Montiel-Ponsoda – Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain
  3. Sara Carvalho – Universidade de Aveiro / NOVA CLUNL, Portugal
  4. Patricia Martín-Chozas – Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain