Yesterday I presented at the Open Learning Conference of Distance Education Association of Southern Africa. The title of my paper is “Re-evaluation of multilingual terminology”. I tried to make the case that terminological resources can serve as more than reference resources and I showed concrete examples of how it can also assist with conceptual modelling.
Ontology engineering is big business in the field of natural language processing, but I routinely still meet academics who think that terms with translations (maybe with definitions) is the highest goal we should strive for. My presentation was an attempt to provide a broadened vision.