Term Base and Glossary Creation Services

With a distinguished reputation in the translation sector, PoliLingua offers professional Term Base and Glossary Creation Services. Our expert team of linguists meticulously develops comprehensive term bases and glossaries tailored to your industry and individual requirements. We serve a diverse range of industries including technology, healthcare, legal, finance, engineering and manufacturing, aerospace and defense, automotive, retail, and more. We also  cater to a diverse range of clients, from multinational corporations to startups and non-profit organizations. By integrating these tools into your translation workflow, we help maintain uniformity across all your documents, reducing errors and enhancing clarity. With PoliLingua’s Term Base and Glossary Development Services, you can trust that your terminology is managed with the utmost accuracy and professionalism, streamlining your translation process and ensuring your content effectively communicates with your target audience.

Term Base and Glossary Creation Services
Defining and Differentiating: Term Base vs. Glossary

Defining and Differentiating: Term Base vs. Glossary

A term base is a comprehensive, structured database containing terms, abbreviations, and acronyms relevant to a specific domain or project. It is used for ensuring consistency in terminology across large-scale translation projects. Term bases are typically used in computer-assisted translation (CAT) tools and can include definitions, context, and language-specific translations.

A glossary is a list of specialized terms along with their definitions. Glossaries are usually simpler and less structured than term bases and are often created to help readers or translators understand specific terms within a document or set of documents. Glossary development can be used in various contexts, such as technical manuals, academic papers, or business documents.

When to Utilize Term Base and Glossary Creation Services

Term base and glossary creation services are essential in various scenarios to enhance the accuracy and consistency of your multilingual communications. These services are particularly beneficial when launching products in new markets, ensuring that all related materials use culturally appropriate and consistent terminology. They are also invaluable for large-scale translation projects, such as software localization or legal document translations, medical record accuracy, financial reporting, and technical manual standardization,  where terminology consistency across extensive documentation is crucial.

Additionally, these tools play a critical role in environments requiring collaboration among multiple translators or content creators, helping standardize language use and streamline workflows. Industries requiring strict regulatory compliance, such as cosmetics, fashion, engineering, IT, pharmaceuticals, healthcare, legal, and finance, benefit significantly from precise terminology management to avoid costly errors and potential legal issues.  E-commerce platforms and websites selling products often rely on well-maintained term bases to ensure clear, accurate, and consistent product descriptions across multiple languages. Furthermore, when updating existing content or aiming to standardize corporate language across all communications, a well-maintained term base and glossary ensure that your corporate voice remains strong and coherent, thereby preserving brand identity. 

PoliLingua: Reliable Solutions for Term Base and Glossary Creation

At PoliLingua, we provide reliable solutions for creating term bases and glossaries, adapted to the specific industries. Whether you need a term base, a glossary, or both combined, we can develop these resources. We have built a team of over 10,000 linguists, each with industry-specific knowledge to deliver professional language services. Our team utilizes advanced tools such as Computer-Assisted Translation (CAT) software and terminology management systems to create detailed and accurate term bases and glossaries. 

PoliLingua: Reliable Solutions for Term Base and Glossary Creation

Why Choose PoliLingua?

Opting for PoliLingua’s term base and glossary development services brings significant advantages:

  • Efficient Turnaround Times: Our team of over 10,000 linguists allows us to deliver fast turnaround times.
  • Cost Efficiency: We offer budget-conscious pricing models while upholding high-quality standards.
  • Extensive Experience: With over 20 years in the industry and thousands of successful projects completed, we guarantee high accuracy and reliability, significantly minimizing your additional costs associated with correcting mistakes.
  • Customized Solutions: We offer bespoke solutions tailored to your specific requirements.
  • Industry-Specific Expertise: Our team of professional linguists includes experts in legal, medical, technical, and marketing sectors, providing specialized knowledge for precise results.
  • Advanced Technological Tools: We utilize advanced tools like SDL Trados Studio, memoQ, SDL MultiTerm, and terminology management systems to achieve precise results.  Additionally, we use management tools like Xbench and custom database solutions, including Microsoft Excel, to enhance productivity and precision in our projects.


The Process Behind Our Term Base and Glossary Creation Services

  • Preliminary Discussion: First, we understand the client's industry-specific needs and terminology requirements through an in-depth discussion. This step helps us define the purpose of the term base or glossary, whether it is solely for translation or also for broader applications such as content management or knowledge management.
  • Terminology Extraction: Next, our team identifies and extracts key terms from relevant documents, sources, and industry standards. We use advanced software tools to ensure that no critical term is overlooked, and we gather terms from a wide range of materials, including technical manuals, marketing content, and internal documents.
  • Customization: These extracted terms are then tailored to match the client's specific industry and linguistic preferences. We consider regional variations, industry jargon, and company-specific terminology to create a term base or a glossary that aligns perfectly with the client's communication style. This step involves choosing the appropriate terminology management system (TMS) that meets the client's needs, whether flexible or pre-existing.
  • Specification of data categories for term base: To ensure a comprehensive and functional term base, we specify data categories at different levels. At the Concept Level, we include definitions, sources of definitions, and subjects for classification. At the Language Level, we indicate the language of the respective terms. At the Term Level, we encompass the terms themselves, term sources, term types, usage status, parts of speech, and grammatical gender.
  • Development Options: Depending on the client's needs, we create term bases and glossaries either together or separately, and they can also be developed as standalone resources. We offer flexible development options to accommodate different project scopes and timelines, ensuring that the final deliverables are tailored to the client's specific requirements.
  • Integration: The term base and glossary are integrated into the client's existing translation workflows. We ensure seamless integration with the client’s translation management systems and other software tools, facilitating easy access and usage for translators and content creators.
  • Review and Update: Finally, we establish a maintenance schedule to periodically review the terms, incorporate new terminology, and update definitions as needed. This ongoing process ensures that the resources remain accurate and effective over time.
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To begin your project with Polilingua, simply upload your documents through our contact form on our website. Please include any specific instructions or preferences you might have in the designated section to ensure we tailor our services to your exact needs. Once we receive your documents, we will promptly prepare a detailed quote.

If you have any questions or need further clarification on our services, feel free to reach out via phone or email. Our dedicated team is here to assist you every step of the way, ensuring your project is handled with the utmost precision and professionalism.

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