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THE EFFICIENCY OF A MULTILINGUAL TERM BASE
THE EFFICIENCY OF A MULTILINGUAL TERM BASE

Author(s): Attila Imre
Subject(s): Translation Studies
Published by: Scientia
Keywords: multilingual term base; English–Romanian; legal terms; CAT-tools;
Summary/Abstract: It is a generally accepted idea that the more, the better. At first sight, this is the case with term bases as well, and their quality relies on having as many relevant entries as possible in two languages. However, when a bilingual term base is completed with terms from a third language, complications arise. Our study analyses a sample from an English–Romanian database of legal terms when entries are added in Hungarian, leading to a considerable growth in entries. The conclusion returns to CAT-tool vendors, who develop their software facilitating translations from a source language into a target language.