Development of terminology tools

Type of document:
International Standard
ISO 26162, "Design, implementation and maintenance of terminology management systems," specifies criteria for designing, implementing and maintaining terminology management systems (TMS). It provides information about the rationale for using a TMS, types of users and users' needs, steps in designing and implementing a TMS as well as the tasks of organizing and managing a terminological data collection. It also provides guidelines for selecting and using data categories for managing terminology in various environments.
Workflow stage:
1.7, 1.9, 1.14, 2.4, 2.10
Business value:
Essential for anyone involved in establishing a terminology database, whether developing an entirely new database or customizing an off-the-shelf product. It is useful for terminologists, software developers and others who are involved in the process of developing or acquiring a TMS or managing a terminology database.
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