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Delegates attending the ISO/TC 37 Plenary meeting; the following countries provided delegations or liaison representatives: Austria, Belgium, Canada, China, Columbia, Denmark, France, Finland, Germany, Ireland, Korea, Malta, Mexico, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom, United States

The International Organization for Standardization Technical Committee on Terminology and other language and content resources, ISO/TC 37, held its Plenary meeting and meetings of its subcommittees and working groups in Dublin under the hosting of the National Standards Authority of Ireland on August 15-20, 2010. 

The scope of the technical committee is Standardization of principles, methods and applications relating to terminology and other language and content resources in the contexts of multilingual communication and cultural diversity. 

Its standards are fundamental and ‘horizontal’, forming the basis for many localization, translation, and other industry applications.  In particular, they are important to language-resource professionals in Ireland and other countries in presenting models of international best practice in the fields of

  • terminology development, harmonization, concept modelling, terminography, terminology management
  • lexicography work – layout, production and marketing; language codes, alphabetical ordering of data, bibliographical references;  project management, assessment and benchmarking of products
  • translation and interpreting processes, assessment and quality assurance
  • computer applications in lexicography and terminology work, data interchange, lexical markup, linguistic annotation, morphosyntactic annotation, semantic annotation, word segmentation, workflow of language resource management

The ISO/TC 37 annual Plenary meeting reviews all work undertaken by its specialist subcommittees and working groups and fixes the work programme and strategic direction for the coming year in relation to standardization within its remit; it is hosted by a National Body (ISO Member) of TC 37.  The 2010 meeting was hosted by NSAI, which is participating in the work through an Interest Group convened by Foras na Gaeilge.


Contact details for further information
Dr. Ian Cowan, NSAI
Ms. Fidelma NiGhallchobhair, Foras na Gaeilge